Johannesburg - A woman was found shot dead and wrapped in a blanket and plastic in a field near the Nancifield industries area, in Eldorado Park, on Friday, Gauteng police said.

She had bruises on her neck and what looked like a bullet wound under her nose, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

He said a post mortem would determine how the woman, aged between 20 and 30, was killed. Her body was found by a passer by. Her identity was not known.

A case of murder had been opened. - Sapa