Hollywood sex guru killed in three storey plunge as neighbours heard screams
A Hollywood sex guru has been killed in a three storey plunge and her ex-boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Dr Amie Harwick was found having fallen from a third storey balcony at a property in Hollywood Hills at around 1.16am.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were called to the reports of a woman screaming at the address.
Swooping on the scene, the cops were met by Harwick’s roommate who claimed she was being assaulted.
Police entered the property and found her suffering serious injuries beneath a third floor balcony – she was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.
Her former boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse, 41, has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and held on a $2million bail bond.
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Harwick’s roommate had jumped the wall of a neighbouring property to find help after the incident began at the apartment on Mound Street.
Detectives learned Harwick had previously filed a restraining order against Pursehouse, but it had expired.
Cops discovered possible evidence of a struggle upstairs and forced entry to the residence.
And there was also evidence of a suspect entering and leaving the property after the murder had taken place.
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Pursehouse was arrested in Playa Del Rey by members of a joint task force from the LAPD and FBI.
Detectives learned that victim had "recently expressed fear" about her former boyfriend, and police confirmed she had seen him just two weeks ago.
Harwick was once against to comedian Drew Carey and was well known in Hollywood circles.
She would use her social media to offer advice on love and sex, and also authored book The New Sex Bible for Women.
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In a recent Facebook post, she recommended a book called Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered.
She also appeared in the documentary Addicted to Sexting.
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The investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to the District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.
Police continue to appeal for information as they urge any witnesses to contact the LAPD-West Bureau Homicide.
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