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South African police have confirmed that a 26-year-old man has been charged with murder following the fatal shooting at the home of Oscar Pistorius.
She said the man, known to the media to be Pistorius, will appear in court this afternoon and will apply for bail.
The forensic investigation is still ongoing at the home of Oscar Pistorius following this morning's shooting, a spokeswoman for South African police has said.
She said the police would not confirm the identity of the shooting victim until her family formally identify her.
She confirmed there are no other suspects involved in the death.
The law graduate was born in Cape Town in 1983 and grew up in Port Elizabeth. Her father, Barry Steenkamp, is a high profile horse trainer within the country.
The model became the face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa after moving to Johannesburg, having previously fronted campaigns for FHM, Toyota, Clover and Italian brand Zui.
Her Facebook account said she had a "passion for cars and cooking."
Many people have taken to Reeva Steenkamp's Facebook page to pay tribute to the model after it was confirmed that that she died this morning in a shooting at Oscar Pistorius' Pretoria home:
- Sally McKay Kromberg: "Such tragic news, condolences go out to family and friends to all concerned. Rest in Peace Reeva."
- Marina Bonifacio: "May you find comfort in the arms of the Angels...as you are now...a beautiful shining Angel. Goodbye"
- Leo J. Surprenant: "My heart beat stopped for a few seconds when I heard the news. You will never be forgotten… You will always be missed!"
- Jo-Anne Danielle Germeshuizen: "Was so nice to have met you, you were such a kind and lovely person. My thoughts are with your family. Rest in the arms of the angels."
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released a statement saying it "will not be passing any comment" on the allegations that Oscar Pistorius has shot his girlfriend dead.
South African model Reeva Steenkamp was the victim of the shooting at the home of her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, her talent agent has confirmed.
Oscar Pistorius had been in a "healthy, fabulous relationship" for the last few months with his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her agent Sarit Tomlinson has said.
Ms Tomlison described Ms Steenkamp, who has been named in unconfirmed local reports as the victim of this morning's shooting, as an "absolute angel on earth".
Responding to reports of her death, she told Sky News that Ms Steenkamp "was the kindest, most unbelievable girl".
Police have yet to confirm the identity of the victim beyond saying she was a 30-year-old woman.
Police have confirmed Oscar Pistorius is being held at the Newlock Court at Pretoria Central Prison and is expected to appear later today, South African news channel eNCA has reported.