Amie Harwick died of blunt force injuries to her head and torso, Los Angeles County coroner's office says

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Suspect in killing of Amie Harwick described as 'stalker'
New details are emerging about the murder of well-known sex and family therapist Amie Harwick, who was killed at her home in the Hollywood Hills.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Coroner's officials on Tuesday released the official cause of Amie Harwick's death, while her 41-year-old former boyfriend remained in custody on suspicion of the sex therapist's murder at her Hollywood Hills home.

Harwick, 38, died of blunt force injuries to her head and torso after being transported to a hospital early Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles County office, which described the incident as a homicide.

Harwick was found on the ground beneath a third-story balcony with injuries consistent with a fall after officers responded to her home at approximately 1:16 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Gareth Pursehouse was arrested later that afternoon and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail, the LAPD said.

Friend of murdered sex therapist Amie Harwick describes suspect as a 'stalker'

The murder of Amie Harwick, a well-known sex and family therapist, has left friends and neighbors in the Hollywood Hills grieving.

One of Harwick's friends said Pursehouse was "a stalker" who "didn't take it well at all" when the couple ended their previous relationship.

Harwick, who was once engaged to "The Price is Right" host Drew Carey, had a restraining order against Pursehouse until two weeks ago, when it expired, the LAPD said.