"In May 2017, Rachel Nozikha Sindane went missing. It was not known where she went to, although she is wheelchair-bound since she is a double amputee," SAPS spokesperson Captain Matthews Nkoadi said in a statement.
"The son came to report her missing and a case of missing persons was opened and the search went underway."
Nkoadi said a passerby noticed the decomposed body in a bush on Tuesday and reported it to the police.
"Members rushed to the scene in the bushes of unit 9 and a lifeless body was lying next to a wheelchair, it is believed to be Sindane."
The captain said an inquest had been opened and a post mortem would be conducted to determine the cause of death.