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Therapist Formerly Engaged to Drew Carey Was Murdered by an Ex-Boyfriend: Cops


A California woman was killed early Saturday morning, and a former boyfriend is responsible, say cops. Dr. Amie Harwick was apparently thrown off a third-story balcony at her home, police said in a WPVI report. Gareth Pursehouse, 41, is charged with murder.

Harwick was a sex, marriage, and family therapist. She used to be engaged to comedian and The Price Is Right host Drew Carey.

Law enforcement said they received reports of a woman screaming. They went to the scene. Harwick’s roommate claimed she was being assaulted. Officers found the doctor knocked out and badly injured. Her condition was consistent with a fall from the above third-story balcony, police said.

Cops said Harwick had recently voiced fear regarding Pursehouse, her ex. The doctor had also filed a now-expired restraining order against him. There was evidence of forced entry and a struggle at her home, investigators said. Authorities arrested the defendant outside the residence.

[Screengrab via Harwick’s YouTube channel]

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