Stabbing murder rocks quiet Parkrose neighborhood

Why one person was killed and another man wounded remains a mystery; but see who police are charging in this deadly incident …

A man with a critical stab wound staggered into the parking lot of this Parkrose motel — which led to a murder investigation.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Standing behind police lines on NE Sandy Boulevard at NE 96th Avenue, Jason Bovary waited to be allowed to return to his home on the evening of July 31.

“I’ve been at work, and didn’t hear anything about this,” Bovary told East Portland News.

After learning that police were investigating a possible homicide at a few doors down from his house, Bovary looked puzzled. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone around there, or in the yard. But, about a year ago, I do remember the yard was filled with trash – the house was a mess.”

A check of public records showed that the City of Portland responded to a complaint of “Trash debris all over yard, including household garbage” on September 23, 2013, at the Parkrose neighborhood residence.

The Portland Police Bureau Mobile Precinct serves as headquarters for Homicide Detectives and Criminalists at they investigate the murder scene.

But it wasn’t a trash complaint that first brought Portland Police Bureau (PPB) North Precinct officers to the area on this day.

“4:17 p.m., officers responded to a residence at 4726 NE 96th Avenue, on the report of a stabbing,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Police were directed to the house, witnesses told reporters, after a 65-year-old man with critical stab wounds, later identified as David Karl Kidder, staggered into the parking lot of the EconoLodge motel at the north end of the block, at NE Sandy Boulevard.

“The victim, who, was suffering from a life-threatening stab wound, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment,” Simpson reported.

Police accuse this man, 47-year-old Wayne Dinayog Nabehet, of murder. MCDC booking photo

Officers learned that their suspect, 47-year-old Wayne Dinayog Nabehet, was still in the house, not far from the motel.
When Nabehet refused to surrender, the PPB Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were called to the outer East Portland scene at 6:00 p.m. that evening.

Detectives and officers discuss their preliminary findings with one another in the street in front of the house where they believe a murder occurred.

About an hour later, Simpson reported, “The suspect was taken into custody for the initial stabbing, and has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Staff from the Multnomah County Coroner’s Office prepares to transport a homicide victim.

“Officers entered the residence to check for other victims and located a deceased adult in the home,” Simpson added. “In the early stages of their investigation, Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division were not clear if this victim was a male or female.”

That victim was preliminarily identified as a 55-year-old male. “Both victims and the suspect lived at the home where the stabbing occurred,” Simpson later revealed.

Investigators worked late into the evening before clearing the scene.

A Criminalist stacks evidence outside the house.

At 1:36 a.m. on August 1, Nabehet was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) on charges of Assault in the First Degree and Murder, both Class A felonies. Nabehet was arraigned later that day in Multnomah County Court.

As for the other victim: “Kidder critically injured by Nabehet, and remains in a Portland hospital, and is expected to survive,” Simpson said.

UPDATE

54-year-old Roberto De Los Reyes Ferrater was identified as the man killed, Simpson later revealed. “Detectives were able to locate and notify family of his death. This case remains under investigation.”

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