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Former Rutgers Student's Death Ruled A Homicide

William McCaw
William McCaw
A former Rutgers University student who was found dead in a New Brunswick backyard earlier this month was the victim of a homicide, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

William R. McCaw, a 22-year-old Kean University student found dead after he apparently had been fatally beaten, was the victim of blunt force trauma, according to Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

"The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office extends its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of William McCaw," Carey said in a statement. "We, along with the New Brunswick Police Department, will continue to aggressively pursue our investigation. We urge anyone with information to do the right thing, and come forward."

McCaw, a native of Hillsborough whose family later moved to Gallatin, Tenn., was found outside a home on Hartwell Street after an unidentified neighbor called police on Feb. 15 at 10:26 a.m., according to Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Andy Pat February 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Sir-why would you make such a racist statement when YOU have no facts or evidence to support ?? Your thinly veiled references to "same element as" and "thug" is what gives away your blind adherence to the "dog whistle" phrases that now plague the conservative right.
Heywood February 25, 2014 at 11:42 AM
But Andy Pat, maybe he's right and this was a thug killing. Watch Action News ch6 from Philly and see all the surveilence videos they show of thugs attacking people with extreme violence.
Sir February 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM
@ Andy pat, not cool to play the racist card, although the left is great at that. If you want clarification, my reference to "element" suggests the murder(s) are likely unemployed or under employed, they come from single parents, they are probably drop outs and have some form of a prior criminal record. Whether they are white, black, hispanic, asian, etc will be determined when they are apprehended and convicted. You are the one who brought race into the conversation. I'll accept your apology.
Marynary February 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Lets leave it at William R. McCaw was a white victim of a violent murder for now. Will it be OK, Sir, if after the killer is caught or described if we make note of that? That seems pretty fair to me.
Revolution February 26, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Did the police say why Mr. McCaw was in there area?

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