Man arrested in connection with death of Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick

Posted at 6:36 AM, February 18, 2020 and last updated 7:20 AM, August 29, 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a family therapist in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said.

At 1:16 a.m. Saturday, officers were initially called to the residential building in the 2000 block of Mound Street after getting a report of a “woman screaming,” police said in a statement.

The officers were met by a roommate who was in front of the building, police said.

He told them Amie Harwick was being assaulted inside of the home, police said. The roommate had jumped a wall and went to neighboring residences to call for help.

Harwick was found suffering grave injuries after she had apparently fallen from a third-floor balcony, police said. Harwick was unconscious, police said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department took Harwick to a nearby hospital, where she later died from her injuries, police said.

Officers found evidence of a struggle and a forced entry to the home, police said. The officers also found evidence of an intruder entering the home and leaving after the slaying, police said.

Detectives learned Harwick had recently expressed fear about an ex-boyfriend and had previously filed a restraining order against him, police said.

The restraining order had expired, and Harwick had seen the former boyfriend two weeks ago, police said.

The FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force arrested the former boyfriend outside of a home in Playa Del Rey, police said.