NEW: Lawsuit Against Elkton, Former Chief Withdrawn
Ex Cop, Suspect In Disappearance, Remains Defendant
HARRISONBURG — An attorney for the estate of Rachel Good withdrew the $5 million wrongful death case against the town of Elkton and its former police chief today during a hearing in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
The case against the town’s former police officer, Adam Williams, remains.
Good, a 20-year-old pregnant mother of three children, was last seen Oct. 18, 2003, hanging out with friends outside the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department.
Williams had had a romantic relationship with Good and was the initial lead investigator in her disappearance. The Virginia State Police took over the case 10 days after into the probe and investigators later told Good’s family that Williams was the prime suspect in the case. The case officially became a homicide investigation in 2004. Police believe Good was killed but her body has never been found. Williams has never been charged in the case.
In 2010, a judge declared her dead, opening the door for Woodstock attorney Brad Pollack to file suit against the town, former Police Chief Richard Pullen and Williams. The civil suit was filed in 2012. Williams, who is believed to be living in Florida, has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
At today's hearing, Pollack gave no reason for withdrawing the suit against the town and Pullen.
The Daily News-Record will have a complete report in Friday's print and online editions.