Drew Carey's ex-fiancee Amie Harwick murdered by ex-boyfriend against whom she filed a restraining order
Dr Amie Harwick — Drew Carey's ex-fiancee — was found dead after falling off a third-story balcony. Police have confirmed that an ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, attacked her and caused her to fall, according to reports.
According to law enforcement sources, an early Saturday morning call of a woman screaming in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood is how they were informed of the incident. The police were met in the street by Harwick's roommate, who claimed she was being assaulted inside her house, reported TMZ. Police allegedly told hem that when they attempted to get inside Harwick's house, they found her unresponsive, under a third-story balcony. Her injuries were consistent with a fall and she was taken to a hospital, wherein she later succumbed to her injuries.
Police also told the outlet that based on the evidence, there was a forced entry in Harwick's home, along with some struggles, before she was found. From what the surveillance footage in the neighborhood has captured, investigators have been able to determine that the suspect is a white male clad in all black.
The outlet also reports that detectives have learned that Harwick had expressed concerns about an ex-boyfriend who was causing her harm. She had also reportedly filed a restraining order against the same person in the past. According to police, that restraining order ended just two weeks ago, and Harwick had already seen the ex recently.
Recent updates reveal that Pursehouse was arrested on Saturday and has been booked for murder.
As for Carey and Harwick, the pair started dating in 2017 and news of their engagement arrived in early 2018. They split just less than a year later. Harwick, an acclaimed therapist within the entertainment industry, is being mourned on social media. "Amie was my therapist too when I lived in LA, she was such a wonderful person and i can't put into words how much she did for my mental health. hard to believe it's even real," model Laura Lux wrote.
Model Emily Sears shared: "I was so saddened to receive this news today. Dr Amie Harwick was my therapist. Her work changed my life. It's truly heartbreaking that she passionately dedicated her life helping others heal from trauma and live freely. This shouldn't have happened to her. Amie was the resource for so many survivors, and this happened to her. It is truly enraging and sickening that the world is just not safe for us. Especially for her. She dedicated her life to trying to make it safer for others and help us heal and overcome our trauma and fears."