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Hillsborough Native, 22, Found Fatally Beaten In New Brunswick

William McCaw appears to have died as a result of blunt force trauma, police say.

William McCaw. Credit: Facebook
William McCaw. Credit: Facebook

Article by Tom Davis 

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 grew up in Hillsborough, according to reporting by NJ.com

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.


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