A 61-year old woman was found murdered in Mfana in Elliotdale in the Eastern Cape, by a passerby who discovered and followed a trail of blood.
According to police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci, the woman was last seen in the area at about 20:00 on 31 October.
Her body was discovered in the early hours of Sunday in a bushy area.
She had been stabbed multiple times in her upper body.
"The motive behind the murder is yet to be established. Elliotdale detectives have opened a murder docket and are working around the clock to bring the perpetrator/s to book," Soci said.
Anyone who can assist the police with the information can contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Ivin Mantinyane, on 071 604 8104, the Elliotdale police station on 047 577 0011, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Information can also be shared via the My SAPS app.
All information will be treated confidentially.