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

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.

“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