NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating the beating death of a college student in New Jersey.
The body of William McCaw, a 22-year-old Kean University student, was found just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday in a backyard on Hartwell Street near Rutgers University.
A Rutgers senior who lives in the house said he and his six roommates had no connection to McCaw.
“It’s obviously scary it would happen so close to the house I’m living in,” the student, who doesn’t want to be identified, told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang. “Very often there are kids who just pass by the backyard because the gate is broken down, so kids just pass by to get to the other street more quickly. So it’s likely he was a passerby.”