NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight at 9pm, the Rutgers chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will hold a candlelight vigil for their recently-slain brother William R. McCaw.
The vigil will be held on College Avenue, on the steps of the Brower Commons Dining Hall. Anyone who would like to attend is encouraged to do so and join in the ceremony to honor McCaw’s short life.
McCaw grew up in Hillsborough and moved to Tennessee with his family, only to return to New Jersey for his college years. McCaw played soccer, and in the hopes of playing at the college level, transferred from Rutgers University in New Brunswick to Kean University in Union.
He was close with the brothers in Pi Kappa Phi at both schools. Earlier this week, a Facebook post from the Pi Kappa Phi chapter at Rutgers mourned the loss of McCaw:
It is with heavy hearts today that the Iota Tau Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi says goodbye to Billy McCaw, our beloved brother and friend, who was taken from us far too soon. Before transferring to Kean University this semester, Billy was an initiate of our associate chapter, and a passionate contributor to the growth of our young organization. As we achieved official chapter status this weekend, Billy was the most excited of all to see the product of our endeavors.
Dennis Murphy, a friend of McCaw’s, has also started an online fundraising campaign to help pay for McCaw’s memorial services, which are taking place in both New Jersey and Tennessee. The campaign has already raised more than $22,000 for the McCaw family.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 7PM in the Calvary Bible Chapel in Whitehouse Station. Viewings are scheduled for Thursday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM, and Friday from 2-4PM. A 7PM service is scheduled for Friday at The Hillsborough Funeral Home in Hillsborough.
No arrests have yet been made and anyone with information is strongly encouraged to conctact 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.