SE Portland stabbing results in death, suspect charged with murder in the second degree

Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announces the filing of a single count murder charging document against 52-year-old Stephen Lloyd Bache.

Bache is charged with one count of murder in the second degree.

There is no probable cause affidavit in this case.

As previously released by the Portland Police Bureau, this investigation started at approximately 3:45 p.m. on July 8, 2020 when officers received information about a stabbing in the 1300 block of Southeast Water Avenue.

Officers arrived and located an injured person. Paramedics transported the person to the hospital where they died.

Law enforcement located Bache near the intersection of Southeast Water Avenue and Southeast Main Street at approximately 3:51 p.m. and took him into custody.

On July 9, 2020, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the victim, 32-year-old Cody Nicholas Vickers, died of homicidal violence.

Like in all criminal and civil matters, electronic copies of court documents, which are not subject to a protective order, are available to the public through the Oregon eCourt Information (OECI) system.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time pursuant to the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Bache is innocent unless and until proven guilty.