A 41-year-old Pietermaritzburg woman was found dead in her car in Alexandra Park on Monday evening.
The woman who has been identified as Kavitha Nerputh, was allegedly strangled to death.
The Witness newspaper reported that Nerputh had allegedly been strangled with the cord of a cellphone charger and was alive when police found her, but died shortly thereafter.
“We are investigating a case of murder after a Pietermaritzburg mother of three was found dead in her car in Alexandra Park on Monday evening,” said KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele.
Mbele said the 41-year-old was found dead inside her car which had been locked.
Police were at the park looking for another vehicle when they found Nerputh unresponsive inside her locked Audi SUV yesterday evening.
The police then broke into the car via the back window to find Nerputh alive but with a weak pulse.
Paramedics were called but she died at the scene.
Her car keys and cell phone had been stolen.
She said Alexendra SAPS were investigating a case of murder and no arrests had been made.
Last year News 24 reported that Nerputh won a court order protecting her from any harassment by her former friend, Yugeshnie Reddy.
Reddy allegedly spread false news that Nerputh was a prostitute.