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Woman found dead in supermodel’s home

The body of a woman has been found at a the northern beaches home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward.
The body of a woman has been found at a the northern beaches home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward. Nine News

THE body of woman, believed to have been murdered, has been found at a northern beaches home owned by supermodel Gemma Ward.

The woman aged in her 50s, who was renting the home in Marine Parade Avalon with her son, was found dead about 10.30am this morning. Police said they had received reports she had suffered injuries.

The home is owned by supermodel Gemma Ward and her husband.
The home is owned by supermodel Gemma Ward and her husband. Seven News

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Police were called to the Marine Pde home about 10.30am after receiving reports a woman had been injured.
Police were called to the Marine Pde home about 10.30am after receiving reports a woman had been injured. Seven News

Her son, who was living in the garage, is believed to have been arrested at nearby Ruskin Rowe this morning. A crime scene has been established.

A shocked local who knew the family said they "are lovely people".

Gemma Ward and her husband David Letts bought the rundown two-bedroom beach house last year for $1.6 million and have rented it out while living with his parents in Newport.

Ward was first scouted as a model at the age of 14, and made her Australian Fashion Week debut aged 15.

Ward is currently living in nearby Newport
Ward is currently living in nearby Newport REA

In 2007, Ward, 29, dated late Australian actor Heath Ledger, when she was aged 20. The two spent Christmas together in Perth before heading back to New York where Ledger died less than a month later on January 22, 2008.

Ward is now married to David Letts - the pair have two children; daughter Naia, 3, and seven-month-old son Jett.

She was named the world's 10th highest earning model by Forbes in 2007 but quit the industry only to make a triumphant return in 2014.

Gemma Ward bought the Avalon home, where the woman's body was found, for $1.6 million and has been renting it out.
Gemma Ward bought the Avalon home, where the woman's body was found, for $1.6 million and has been renting it out. News Corp Australia

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