Lanell Latta looked after the son who has spent time in the mental facility before the alleged murder

LANELL Latta has cared for her son in a psychiatric facility on the northern beaches of Sydney before, he would have killed her, friends exclusively told the au.

Friends spoke of Ms Latta of the “beautiful soul”, a day after she was found dead in her Avalon home. They said that his life has recently taken a turn for the good.

But they said you have to take care of his son Joel Waszatka was a dark cloud on Ms Latta’s life.

“She was a beautiful person. She has always been there for his children,” said Chris Duffy, who had known Mrs. Latta from the school days in Byron Bay.

The 50-year-old was found murdered on Monday morning, after police and paramedics were called to his home at Marine Parade, which she has rented a top model Gemma Ward.

Ms Latta, who ran a hair salon near Palm Beach, was reportedly stabbed several times between 10.20 am and 11.07 am on Monday. Despite ambulance officers performing CPR, she could not be resuscitated.

Lanell Latta would have been stabbed to death Monday morning by his son Joel Waszatka on the Northern Beaches, the home they had lived for more than a year.

Joel Waszatka has been charged with the murder of his mother, Lanell Latta at Avalon in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Lanell Latta with her three children, Levon, Bek, and Joel (second from right) in a family photo posted by Joel on his Facebook page.

Forensic workers arrive at the Avalon house where Mrs. Latta’s lifeless body was found this morning (Monday). Photo: Daniel Munoz.

At 11: 30, the police arrested Mr. Waszatka, 25, and charged him with his mother, the murder.

He was also accused of assault causing bodily harm against Geoff Robson-Scott, Ms Latta’s partner.

Mr. Duffy, who briefly dated Ms Latta when they were teenagers, said after two broken relationships, she had found the personal contentment.

“She was finally happy, she had found a guy as decent and lost weight,” he said.

“It has been a full on busy family of mum and did everything for her children.”

But friends close to Ms. Latta in Avalon, said that even if she had found a great house to rent for the family, his son had battled against health problems for which he took medication.

A close friend stated that, like all the other parents on the beaches in the north, Ms Latta worried about the abundance of illegal drugs, ice, ketamine and cocaine in the region.

Lanell Latta has met a new partner and well with life, when she would have been stabbed to death.

The Avalon house belonging to the supermodel Gemma Ward, where Lanell Latta was found dead Monday. Image: From The Basic Logic.

After two failed relationships, Lanell Latta had found happiness with his new partner (above), and that they are in a new life together.Woman found murdered in the home of Gemma Ward0:32

A man aged in his 20s arrested on Ruskin Rowe Avalon after the death of a woman on Marine Parade. According to the Police, preliminary investigations suggest the pair are known to each other. The home is owned by the top model Gemma Ward. Courtesy: 7 News
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