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Crime Stoppers Offering Reward in Kean University Student Beating Death

Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 2:58pm

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest in the death of a 22-year-old Kean University student, who was fatally beaten in New Brunswick.

Acting Prosecutor Carey and Director Caputo, who also is chairman and president of Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc., said those providing information on the homicide may do so anonymously.

The reward was announced as police continue to investigate the death of William R. McCaw, 22, of Gallatin, Tenn. He was found fatally beaten in the backyard of a house on Hartwell Street in New Brunswick on February 15, 2014.

Mr. McCaw was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Mr. McCaw was the victim of a homicide and that he died from blunt force trauma.

An investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s 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 Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4018.

People who have information and wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. by telephone, text or website.

The phone number is: 1-800-939-9600. The website is: middlesextips.com. Text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.

Those who call will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards following approval by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.

The amount of the rewards will be determined by the Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. Board of Directors.

“The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, 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,” Acting Prosecutor Carey said.

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