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Two men arrested for 1997 Selah murder

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Police have arrested two men for a 1997 murder of a Selah woman. After almost 14 years, Selah police have found the men they believe are responsible for the murder of Carolyn Clift.

The Yakima Sheriff's Office initially investigated, but the case went cold. A Selah detective re-opened the case back in May.

Investigators say their interviews with witnesses helped answer some questions. It was DNA evidence, however, that led them to two men who were named in the initial investigation.

"They were acquaintances, they had apparently drank at the same cocktail lounge or tavern," says Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Ramm.

Prosecutors say 60-year-old Michael Gorski is the one who actually killed Clift. He was picked up in Bellingham today and charged with second-degree murder.

They also believe Gorski's former roommate Frank Brugnone knew about the murder. He was found in Yakima and is also expected to be charged with second-degree murder.

Police say they still don't know why Carolyn Clift was killed.

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