Durban - The body of a woman who had been stabbed was found in Phoenix on Wednesday.
According to a police source, the unidentified woman had been stabbed 14 times.
Her body was found in the river along JG Champion Drive (formerly Northern Drive) in Viewhaven, Phoenix.
The woman’s fingerprints were expected to be taken in Thursday in the hope they could be used to identify her.
She is believed to be in her mid-twenties.
Phoenix resident Shane Hansraj said a man who had a welding business at the roadside had climbed down an embankment to fetch a bucket of water when he spotted the body.
He alerted a passing police patrol.
The woman, described as Indian, was wearing a black T-shirt and denim skirt. She had the name “Anita” tattooed on her leg.
A case of murder is under investigation.
On Wednesday investigators were working to establish whether the woman was stabbed where her body was found or if she was killed elsewhere.
Anyone with information on the murder or the identity of the woman is urged to contact the police at 08600 10111.