DNewsCafe : Drew Carey’s Ex-Fiancée Therapist Amie Harwick Dies After Fall from Balcony
Police arrested a former boyfriend who they think attacked the woman in her Hollywood Hills home
Amie Harwick, a popular Hollywood sex and family therapist and former fiancée of Drew Carey, is dead after falling from a balcony, multiple outlets report. She was 38.
On Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested a former boyfriend of Harwick’s, whom they believe attacked her after a restraining order against him had expired, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Officers responded to calls of screaming at Harwick’s Hollywood Hills home at around 1:15 a.m. local time, KCAL reported. A roommate told police upon arrival that Harwick was being attacked inside.
She was found with serious injuries “consistent with a fall” on the ground under a balcony three stories above, according to the outlet, and she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Investigators found signs of an intruder in the home and evidence of a struggle, according to the L.A. Times.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
LAPD arrested Gareth Pursehouse, 41, in connection to Harwick’s death, according to Deadline. Harwick had seen Pursehouse two weeks prior, but had recently opened up about fears of a former boyfriend, police said. Harwick had previously filed a restraining order against Pursehouse.
Pursehouse is currently being held on a $2 million bail, according to inmate records, and a scheduled court appearance is not immediately available.
In January 2018, PEOPLE confirmed that Price Is Right host Carey, 61, proposed to Harwick, who is the author of The New Sex Bible for Women. The couple ended their engagement later that year.
In her final Instagram post, shared on Friday, Harwick wrote to her followers about pressures felt on Valentine’s Day, as well as the importance of loving friendships.
“Many people are celebrating love today,” she wrote. “Whether you are in a relationship or not, exposure to this could feel overwhelming if you are in an unhealthy relationship, dissatisfied with your relationship status, unhappy in your relationship, or feeling pressure to be in a relationship.”