Two Arrested In 14 Year Old Selah Murder Case

Two Arrested In 14 Year Old Selah Murder Case »Play Video
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- The recent arrests of two men may bring answers to a local family. Carolyn Clift, was murdered more than a decade ago.

Michael Gorski and Frank Brugnone appeared in court facing second degree murder charges on a case that's been unsolved since 1997.

Carolyn was murdered 14 years ago in a Selah apartment complex.

Since then, her family has been in the dark about who killed her and why.

But now, with two suspects in custody, they hope justice will finally be served.

"It's a huge relief. It's a joy and sadness at the same time because you still don't know," said her brother, Curtis Clift. "So you're still in that waiting game. It kind of brings everything back. And you're back where you were 14 years ago.

Gorski was arrested in Bellingham on July 12th.

Selah Police say it was a joint effort with the U.S. Marshal's Office and other police departments in the area.

Brugnone was arrested the next day in connection to the 1997 murder.

And this is just the start of what could finally bring closure to a family that has waited a long time for answers.

"You hold out hope that this turns out to be, someone is held accountable," said Curtis. "And has to pay."

Prosecutors are calling Brugnone an accomplice in the killing. His bail is set at a half-million dollars.

Gorski is thought to be the actual killer. He's sitting in jail on a million dollars bail.

Both men will be back in court later in July.