The body of Christell Pienaar a 31 year old mother of 5 children is carried out of the Silveroaks School yard where she was murdered on Wednesday morning. Picture: Timothy Bernard 02.04.2014

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman found dead on the grounds of a school in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday evening, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

He was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Christell Pienaar’s bruised, battered and half-undressed corpse was discovered on Wednesday in the long grass of the unkempt cricket field of Silver Oaks Secondary School.

A pedestrian walking in the small passage between the school and the church noticed the body at about 8am on Wednesday.

The mother-of-five also had a stab wound in her upper body. Her pants had been pulled halfway down.

At the time, Makhubela said five men who were last seen with the woman on Tuesday had been taken in for questioning.

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