Man, 28, charged after head found on Rottnest Island

A MAN has been charged with murder following the discovery of a man's head on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

Reports from West Australian media said 28-year-old Aaron Carlino was charged with murdering 56-year-old Stephen Ramon Cookson on December 15.

It is understood Mr Cookson's head was found in a bag that washed up on Rottnest Island several days ago.

Carlino appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday, with a further hearing set for early February.

Topics:  murder, perth

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