According to earlier reports, Karabo Mokoena's family said she was murdered, allegedly by her boyfriend. Mokoena's charred remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Lyndhurst, east of the city.
Mokena’s uncle Thapelo was quoted on EWN as saying: “She is my brother’s daughter. We grew up as a very close family, so she has always been my daughter. It’s very traumatic because the body was burned beyond recognition.”
The 22-year-old's picture had been circulated by friends and family on social media.