The burnt body of a young woman was found in an open field in Dagbreek, Welkom, police said on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Constable Kethabile Mofokeng said the body was found by a passerby on the corner of Buren and Arrarat roads on Sunday morning.
Mofokeng said the woman’s breasts were cut off and a knife was stuck in her neck. She had sustained burn wounds to her lower body and face.
The motive for the murder was not known. No arrests had been made.