Pilbara Mining Supervisor Faces Court Accused Of Murdering Colleague On Site

A mining supervisor has faced court accused of murdering a colleague at a Pilbara mine site before allegedly being caught with the body wrapped up in a canvas ute cover.

Troy Hausler, 30, was charged on Tuesday after the body of Toby Richter, 40, was found at Pilbara Mineral's Pilgangoora lithium mine site around 6.30am on Monday.

Homicide detectives won't yet reveal exactly how Mr Richter was killed but Nine News Perth's Jerrie Demasi reported that police will allege Mr Hausler carried the body down an underground tunnel at the mine site and rolled it up inside a canvas ute cover.