4 months after death, police still searching for W&J student's killer

Police ramp up efforts to find suspects in deadly W&J robbery, news

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Four months after his death, police are still searching for the person or people responsible for killing a Washington & Jefferson College student.

Investigators said 21-year-old Tim McNerney was found unresponsive off campus near the intersection of College and Maiden streets early on Oct. 4. Police said he later died at a nearby hospital.

According to police, McNerney was beaten. Investigators said they think robbery was the motive.

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According to police, surveillance video indicates there was foot traffic along East Maiden Street around the time McNerney was attacked. Authorities are urging anyone who may have witnessed anything to come forward.

McNerney was a star player for W&J and previously for the Knoch High School football team.

McNerney holds Knoch's all-time rushing record of 2,842 yards, which he accomplished in less than three seasons of playing.

The investigation into McNerney’s death remains ongoing. A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.