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Police Charge Man in Murder of Kean University Student William McCaw

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced that a New Brunswick man was charged today with the murder of William R. McCaw, 22, of Gallatin, Tennessee.

The murder charge was served upon Timothy Puskas, 38, of New Brunswick, who is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick on a charge filed in a separate incident that did not involve Mr. McCaw.

Puskas had been arrested and charged in Milltown on March 21, 2014 on the separate case and has been in custody since then.

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Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz, sitting in New Brunswick, set bail today at $5 million on the murder charge.

Acting Prosecutor Carey thanked a number of law enforcement officers who helped with the intensive and on-going investigation that led to the filing of the murder complaint.

“There have been many dedicated individuals who have worked tirelessly and diligently to solve this brutal crime,” Acting Prosecutor Carey said. “I hope that the family and friends of William McCaw have at least some sense of relief knowing that the murderer has been charged and is behind bars.

“I would like to thank the dedicated law enforcement officers of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Brunswick Police Department, the Rutgers Police Department, and the Woodbridge Police Department for their efforts,” Acting Prosecutor Carey said.

Police have been actively investigating the homicide since Mr. McCaw, a 22-year-old Kean University student, was found in the backyard of a house on Hartwell Street in New Brunswick on February 15, 2014.

Mr. McCaw was pronounced dead at the scene, the victim of blunt force trauma.

The investigation led 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.

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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