Young girl finds human head on beach (video)

Scene of the incident 
By: Anika Rao 

(Scroll down for video) A young girl was horrified when she ran into a human head that was laying on the beach, according to press reports in Australia.

Police were conducting forensic tests Monday, after the young girl found what is believed to be a human head of a drowned person on the beach inside a plastic bag.

The gruesome discovery was made in Porpoise Bay on Sunday, by the young girl, who was on holiday in Perth Rottnest Island in Western Australia with her family.

"We believe that they are the remains of a human head," Denise Grant, who is an inspector, said.

"However, we have yet to confirm this. We cannot confirm until forensic pathologists have completed their review," Grant added.

Police did not confirm in what the remains were found in, but eyewitnesses said it was inside several plastic bags. Police said that the head seems to belong to a man between 30 to 50 years old. Police identified the young girl as an 11 year old who was walking with her mother.

Authorities have blocked the south side of Rottnest Island, which is a popular tourist spot a short ferry ride from Perth, in order to carry out further testing.

Police said the remains are believed to have been in the water for some time.