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    VA - Brian McCloskey, 18, killed in hit & run, Blacksburg, 4 Nov 2005

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - An 18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman from Olney, Md., died of extensive injuries he suffered over the weekend, police in Blacksburg said. Police said Brian McCloskey was found early Saturday lying in grass along a jogging trail about a mile from campus. He died Thursday afternoon from injuries that could have been caused by a beating. Police also are investigating the possibility McCloskey was hit by a car.

    Lt. B.E. Bradbery said investigators are not yet sure how McCloskey received the severe injuries to his head, neck and back, as well as broken bones. He won't discuss the manner of death as the investigation continues. Bradbery said police are "in a sticky situation" with the case. more at the link http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10002662/
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    What is it with college kids these days? It seems like a couple of times every week there is a new student either killed or missing!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Thank you for posting info on this story. I have been searching for more and found this story ... a little more personal info shared from the parents:


    McCloskey's parents plead for information

    The parents of the deceased Virginia Tech student are offering a $10,000 award for the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the injuries to their son
    The last time Joe McCloskey, father of deceased Tech student Brian McCloskey, made the trip to Blacksburg, it was merely days after he and his son took in the Washington Redskins’ romp over the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Yesterday, he and Brian McCloskey’s mother, Dawn Powell, returned to hold a news conference at the Blacksburg Police Department concerning the on-going investigation into the death of their son...

    To police knowledge, there were two parties in the area that night. Brian McCloskey reportedly had visited one, a birthday party, but toxicology information as to whether the victim had consumed alcohol has yet to be returned to the police force.

    Introducing a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the injuries to her son, Powell asked for the community to intensify its efforts in determining what exactly transpired before her son was found at 2 a.m. in the 1400 block of Christine Court with multiple blunt-force injuries that would take his life five days later.

    “Despite all the support we have received, today we are asking the community again for help; we are a family deeply grieving the loss of a wonderful, young man,” Powell said.

    Both parents expressed the need for whoever may possess information to contact the police — no matter how innocuous the tip may seem — in order to bring closure to their situation.

    “(The reward will) hopefully generate somebody coming forward. What we are looking for is to help bring closure. We want to focus on Brian’s life, not his death. 19-year-olds are full of life, and they’ll know what we’re looking for,” Joe McCloskey said...


    Brian McCloskey, whose two older sisters attended Tech, was thoroughly enjoying his time at Tech and was especially looking forward to Tech’s then-upcoming football game against Miami, Joe McCloskey said.

    He changed his career path “two dozen” times in high school, Joe McCloskey said, eventually taking after Powell’s mother when he found an abrupt and surprising love of horticulture. Both parents expressed that Brian’s most distinguishing characteristics were his pure “love of life” and an indomitable sense of humor.


    Entire story: http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/...005-11-30.html

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    Another story:


    The mystery surrounding their son's death is like a weight, Joe McCloskey said. "We believe that someone will come forward and help us to shift that weight off of our shoulders."

    Powell and McCloskey said their son chose to come to Virginia Tech because his two older sisters attended the university. He was studying business, they said, but was still trying to decide exactly which career he would pursue. Recently, he had shown an interest in horticulture, his mother said.

    Joe McCloskey said he last saw his son on the weekend of Oct. 23, when the two attended a professional football game between Washington and San Francisco in Landover, Md.

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/42660


    Horticulture ... wasn't that what Laci Peterson studied?
    Just reminded me of her. For some reason, it rang a bell.

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    Not that this is related or even possibly related, but here's my chance to plug one of my "pet" cases. Robert Leroy Kovack was a student at Va Tech when he came up missing in September 1998. He lived in Fairmont, WV and travelled through my town of Summersville, WV when he went home. He was headed home to WV on September 18, 1998 and was planning to attend the WVU-Maryland game. He never arrived home and has not been seen since. His vehicle was found on Route 19 near Fayetteville, WV (about 25-30 miles south of Summersville) on the 23rd. He's listed a couple of places, but here's one link:

    http://www.nampn.doenetwork.us/cases/kovack_robert.html

    Terrible story of Brian's death.

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    This isn't the article I was thinking of, mentioned on the other thread, but I thought this was interesting. His poor parents.

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    Here's the article I had seen. How can you have vehicles and not be linked to suspects?


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    Student indicted in McCloskey death

    snip: There's a major development in the Brian McCloskey case. A suspect has been charged. McCloskey was the Virginia Tech freshman who police believe was hit and killed by a car on a Blacksburg walking trail back in November.

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    snip: Aaron Pierce, 20, of Roanoke, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Brian McCloskey, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech student who died Nov. 10, according to a statement from the Blacksburg Police Department.

    A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Pierce, also a Virginia Tech student, on Wednesday. Pierce was brought before a Montgomery County magistrate Thursday and was released on a $50,000 secured bond, the statement said.

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    Thanks for the update Lesleegp.
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    From November 2007:

    http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/...8dbcddf0c.html

    Evidence provided to the court shows that Pierce veered off the road and onto a walking path on the night of Nov. 4, where he ran over McCloskey. McCloskey remained unconscious on the trail until he was found the next morning. He passed away five days later, from his injuries.

    Pierce was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and ordered to serve a 30-day jail sentence, as well as to perform 300 hours of community service and lose his driver's license for a year.



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