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Model Annalise Braakensiek may have laid dead for days before her body was found in her newly-bought inner-city Sydney apartment.
The 46-year-old was found dead at 3.30pm on Sunday, but friends said she had stopped replying to their texts on Thursday.
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The three days of silence prompted loved ones to call emergency services, who arrived to find Ms Braakensiek lifeless inside her Potts Point home.
Police are unsure how long Ms Braakensiek had been there, and are awaiting results from a post mortem examination to determine how she died.
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Neighbours in the Victoria Street residential block said they had been told Ms Braakensiek lived on the top floor, but had never seen her in any of the common areas or even on the street outside.
No one knew Ms Braakensiek or even that she lived in the complex.
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Local business owners said they saw two police cars on Sunday afternoon, but they had never seen the former high-profile model around.
The owner of a café beside the building said she knew everyone who came in, but had never seen Ms Braakensiek.
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'I would definitely remember her,' she told Daily Mail Australia. 'It is so sad.'
Ms Braakensiek's social media feeds became dark and cryptic after she split with her stockbroker husband of 16 years Danny Goldberg in April last year.
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Close friend and celebrity commentator Craig Bennett, who has known Ms Braakensiek for three decades, said she 'plunged into darkness' after the separation.
'Everybody saw her as this absolutely gorgeous soul, still modelling bikinis until recently,' Mr Bennett said, according to the Daily Telegraph.
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'When you have that dynamic when somebody is very frail and vulnerable deep down inside and then to have something as important to her as a marriage collapse it really knocked her for a spin.
'It kind of punched the wind out...
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