Kāpiti Murder Case


Man remanded in custody for assaulting  youth who died

A 25-year-old unemployed Titahi Bay man has appeared in the Porirua District Court this morning charged with assaulting Izak Millanta, of Raumati, who died on Sunday.

Izak Millanta, 17, was found unconscious in a car park in Paraparaumu on Saturday and died the next day in Wellington Hospital.

The man, who has name suppression, is also charged with assaulting the Izak’s brother Tane on the same night.

He has been remanded in custody until 4 September. The police investigation continues.

 

Officer in charge of the investigation Detective Inspector Mike Johnson said earlier that  Izak Millanta died around 2:30am on Sunday.

He was found  unconscious by Police around 3am the previous day at the back of KFC in the  Coastlands car park.

 

Detective Inspector Mike Johnson said: “A post-mortem examination is currently underway.

“We are  unable to provide any information on the cause of death at this stage.”

The victim was outside the Retro Bar in the Kapiti Lights car park sometime  before 3am on Saturday morning where he was involved in an altercation with a  group of people.

Later he was found seriously injured in the Coastlands car park near KFC. He was taken to Wellington Hospital where he underwent surgery; however he died at 2:30am on Sunday morning. Izaak Millanta was formerly a pupil at Kāpiti College.

After police discovered Mr Millanta, the bridge area of the Coastlands car park was closed to traffic and pedestrians during crime scene examinations, with security guards and police guarding the area.

Inspector Johnson said Police spent much of Sunday speaking to witnesses and making enquiries to establish the events which led  to Izak being found unconscious by Police.

He added: “If there is anyone who is holding on to information in relation to this  incident and has not spoken to Police yet, I urge you to come forward and  speak with us.”

He said Police were continuing to provide support to Izak’s family at a difficult time for them.

Anyone with any information should contact Kapiti Police on (04) 296 6800 or  phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.