Amie Harwick's cause of death revealed
Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick died as a result of blunt force injuries of the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office revealed Tuesday.
Public Information Officer Sarah Aldani noted that she received the injuries when she “fell from a balcony after altercation” and that there was “evidence of manual strangulation.”
Harwick, who was engaged to Drew Carey in 2018, died Saturday at the age of 38.
Police responding to reports of a woman screaming near her Hollywood Hills home, at 1:16 a.m. Feb. 15, discovered her under a third-story balcony. Her roommate told officers that Harwick had been attacked inside their home.
They transported Harwick to a hospital, where she died.
Within hours, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested on suspicion of murder. Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said they obtained surveillance footage of the suspect entering the property and leaving after Harwick was injured.
“Detectives learned that the victim had recently expressed fear about a former boyfriend and had previously filed a restraining order against this person,” the LAPD said. “The restraining order had expired and the victim had seen this former boyfriend two weeks ago.”
Pursehouse is reportedly being held on $2 million bail.
Following Harwick’s death, The Price Is Right, the gameshow Carey hosts, has suspended production for the week.
“Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime,” Carey said in a statement to Yahoo Entertainment. “She was positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.”