Woman's body found near railway line

The victim, believed to be in her 20s, was found by a passerby on Friday.

A woman's body has been discovered close to a railway line in Soweto. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Soweto police have opened an inquest docket after a woman's body was found close to a railway line.

The victim, believed to be in her 20s, was found by a passerby on Friday.

It is still not clear how the woman died.

The police's Kay Makhubela says authorities suspect the woman was reported missing by her family some time ago.

He says authorities still have to conduct a post-mortem and DNA tests to confirm her identity.