Family members of the victim were overcome with emotion as they arrived at the home following the incident.
She was the daughter of Australian surfing champion Frank Latta, who was equally as highly regarded for his surfboard shaping and design skills.
Ms Latta had been renting her Avalon home from Australian supermodel Gemma Ward, who expressed her shock to The Daily Telegraph.'It's heartbreaking news.
It was advertised for a six-month lease at $750 per week from October, according to 9News.
The couple have two children - a daughter Naia, 3, and seven-month-old son Jett.
Georgia Westwood, who lived with her family next door to Ms Latta, said she could hear screaming from her balcony today.'I saw a man running down the road but I didn't really think anything of it,' she told Nine News. Officers have cordoned off the home and are still at the scene.
A report will be prepared for the coroner, officers confirmed.
He has been charged with murder and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Police are investigating whether drugs, particularly ice, have played a role in the murder of Ms Latta, Nine News reported.
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The “Wolves” singer, 25, was tagged in a picture posted by pal Raquelle Stevens alongside two other friends as they posed on the beach, waving their arms.
He said since the killing had made headlines, debate had been raging about what could be done to tackle ice use among the local youth.'Ice needs to be wiped off the face of the earth,' the man said.'Addicts are just the victims of the dealers.'A witness to Woszatka's arrest told the broadcaster officers and the man had been conversing peacefully before he was put into the paddy wagon.'He didn't put up a fight, no carrying on,' the man said.