Kāpiti Lights Killing

Police charge 22-year-old man with murder of young Paraparaumu man — Search under way for knife

By Alan Tristram

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam says police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the death of 20-year-old Sean Strongman-Lintern, of Paraparaumu, at the Kāpiti  Lights complex in the early hours of this morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam,who’s Officer in Charge of the Kāpiti-Mana CIB, says:  “Police patrol cars entered the car park area of the Kāpiti Lights complex around 12:40am this morning and found the victim lying on the ground.

“From our enquiries so far,” he says,”it appears an altercation had taken place between the deceased and another male in the vicinity of the Monteiths Kāpiti Junction bar, prior to the arrival of Police. Sadly, the victim died at the scene.”

Photo by Jack Penman (c)

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder and will be appearing in the Porirua District Court on Monday.

More than 30 Police staff are working on the investigation and a scene examination has been underway today in the Kapiti Lights complex.

DSS Oxnam says: “As a result of the post-mortem examination carried out this afternoon, Police are now seeking any information relating to a knife or similar item that may have been discarded in the Kāpiti Lights area or along State Highway One south of Paraparaumu to Pukerua Bay.”

Mike Oxnam is a veteran detective who’s headed several major inquiries in the Kāpiti-Mana district, including the murder of Paekakariki’s Raymond ‘Son’ Piper just over two years ago.

He says anyone with any information in relation to this or anyone who was in the vicinity of the Monteiths Kapiti Junction bar in the early hours of this morning and has not yet been spoken to by Police are urged to contact Kapiti Police on (04) 296 6800 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The family of Sean request privacy at this time and do not wish to be contacted by media.

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