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Case Dropped Against Town of Elkton, Police Department in Wrongful Death Suit

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The town of Elkton is off the hook in a wrongful death lawsuit tied to a woman's 2003 disappearance.

In Rockingham County Circuit Court Thursday, a judge granted a request to dismiss the town, the Police Department, and a former police chief from a $5 million civil suit filed by the estate of Rachel Good and her father, Cary.

Former Elkton police officer Adam Williams is the single defendant remaining.

"I'm not sure what his strategy is for that, but of course, we were pleased that he took that position because I think he realized he did not really have a case against the town and the police department,” said Nathan Miller, lawyer for the town of Elkton.

Even though Rachel Good's body has never been found, a judge declared her dead given the length of time since she vanished and the suspicions of foul play. The pregnant 20-year-old was last seen outside the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department.

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