SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Police arrested a Bend man in connection with the 2009 murder of a Portland woman who was killed while hiking in the Columbia River Gorge. 40-year-old Stephen Wagner Nichols was taken into custody at the San Francisco Airport, and is accused in the death of his girlfriend, 23-year-old Rhonda Kristen Casto.
The Hood River News
reports a secret murder indictment was filed against Nichols last April. He was arrested Thursday, February 12, and is scheduled to appear in a Hood River County courtroom on March 3rd.