Charges Against Elkton and Police Dismissed in Good Case


HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Several groups involved in the Rachel Good case were in court Thursday.

The case revolves around a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Good's estate against the town of Elkton.

Her lawyers believe Good, pregnant at the time, was murdered in 2003.

Much of Thursday's case focused on the Good's family's allegations against the town of Elkton, the police department and a former police chief all for being negligent in her death.

The suit was dismissed Thursday; however, the wrongful death suit against a former Elkton police officer, Adam Williams, is still alive.

A lawyer for Good's family said the suit against Elkton and the police department was thrown out because it is tough to hold anyone liable for murder.

Nathan Miller, the lawyer for the town of Elkton, said if there was truly solid evidence against Elkton, the police, or the former police chief, by now, more than 10 years after good went missing we would know if they played a role.

"If there was any case, one of the things that would have happened, years ago, is you would have seen evidence surfacing from the Commonwealth's Attorney's office. State Police investigation. We are 10 years down the road and there's no evidence," said Nathan Miller, the lawyer for the town of Elkton.

Williams, now lives in Louisiana, and a future court date dealing with the suit against him is still yet to be determined.


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