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Ep. 169 Field Stripped

In August of 1997, the quaint little city of Selah, Washington, was shocked to learn that one of their own, Carolyn Clift, was found dead inside her own residence, the victim of a particularly brutal stabbing. Despite multiple eyewitnesses who had heard a disturbance and even glimpsed a potential suspect fleeing the scene, the investigation languished into a cold case. However, a breakthrough occurred providing crucial information that would ultimately crack the case wide open.

Episode Host: Emily Rowney

Carolyn Clift, photos from On the Case with Paula Zahn and IMDb

Carolyn's grave, photo from

Left: Frank Brugnone, Right: Michael Gorski

Images from On the Case with Paula Zahn

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