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Investigation Continues Into New Brunswick Man's Death; Former RU Student

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Authorities are still investigating the death of a 22-year-old Kean University student, who was found in the backyard of a New Brunswick residence after he apparently had been fatally beaten. 

William R. McCaw, 22, of Gallatin, Tenn. was found outside the home on Hartwell Street after an unidentified neighbor called police on February 15, 2014 at 10:26 a.m., Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department.

McCaw was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 a.m. While the results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available, a preliminary investigation determined that the victim suffered blunt force trauma. 

The investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that McCaw previously attended Rutgers University and would return to New Brunswick to visit friends. It also was determined that the victim had no known connection to the residents of the property where his body was discovered.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, extension 6028, or Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4018.



ValleyGirl February 17, 2014 at 08:08 PM
Hopefully the police will catch the person/persons responsible for this brutal crime. The police should step up their patrol efforts. The crime is out of control in New Brunswick. I would think twice about sending my second child to Rutgers knowing what I know now. My first child thankfully will be out of the in May. The town is a disgrace. A strong police presence is needed.
rick remlinger February 18, 2014 at 07:40 AM
New Brunswick is out of control. It has gone from neighborhoods to a rental town for displaced NY investors. The conditions are deplorable with seemingly no zoning enforced for maintenance of any kind. This was once a "local" nice city.
WMS826 February 22, 2014 at 05:06 PM
Time to get unchecked immigration under control. We have enough undocumented or illegal aliens there which who are more than likely the offenders in this case.

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