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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 16, 2014








Student killed in New Brunswick



          Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that police are actively investigating the death of a 22-year-old Kean University student, who was found in the backyard of a city 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.


Mr. McCaw was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 a.m. While the results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís 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 Prosecutorís Office determined that Mr. 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 Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018.



William R. McCaw