Police said on Tuesday they were investigating an inquest docket after the discovery of a body of a woman at an Eskom substation in Springs, in Ekurhuleni, after she was reported missing two weeks ago.
It is alleged 30-year-old Thembisile Yende, an Eskom employee, was last seen when she went to her workplace in Springs late in the evening on May 17.
Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said in a statement that Yende’s family went to the police station to report her missing after she did not return home and was not answering her phone.
“Since then, the police have been searching for the whereabouts of the woman, yesterday the police were called at Eskom where they pointed out one office which was not in use and had a funny smell, the police had to break the door because it was locked, only to discover the body of the missing woman,” Makhubele said.
“At the moment the police do not know the cause of the death, and will be waiting for the postmortem to determine the cause of death.”
Makhubele said the police were appealing to anyone who might have information to come forward by contacting the nearest police station, and encouraged members of the community to report criminal activities.
Eskom was yet to respond or release an official statement with regards to Yende’s death.