Body found in boot of burnt car in Lenasia

Police say a passer-by made the grim discovery on Friday morning.

The Mercedes Benz was parked in an open field in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg on 17 April 2015. Picture: Faizel Patel ‏@Faizie143.

JOHANNESBURG - A body has been found in the boot of a burnt Mercedes Benz in an open field in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

Police say a passer-by made the grim discovery on Friday morning.

It's not yet clear if the victim was male or female.

Spokesperson Hector Netshivodza said a case of murder and arson was being investigated.

"Police received information about a car that was burnt this morning, in Lenasia extension 11, at an open veld at the crime scene, police also found an unknown body inside the boot, also badly burnt."