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Woman’s burnt corpse found

Crime & Courts

Dobsonville - The burnt body of a young woman, suspected to be in her 20's, was found in a veld in Dobsonville, Soweto police said on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the corpse was spotted by a passerby on Monday evening.

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902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

“She was burnt using tyres,” said Makhubela.

“We suspect that she was raped and killed before being set alight.”

The woman, who appeared to have been wearing a brown t-shirt, had dreadlocks.

Makhubela said she was probably killed over the weekend.

Anyone missing a young female relative who fits the description was requested to contact Warrant Officer Sibeko on 082 304 9039 or 011 983 1600.

A murder case was opened. - Sapa

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