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.



Revved up over more racing events in Kyogle area

premium_icon Revved up over more racing events in Kyogle area

Robust debate over the future of motorsport in the Kyogle area.

$6.5 million development planned for East Lismore

premium_icon $6.5 million development planned for East Lismore

The development has 25 lots and will house 61 people

Aldi store to close its doors for major renovations

premium_icon Aldi store to close its doors for major renovations

Make sure you get your Aldi fix before next week

Local Partners