Posted Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

The Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers program is offering an $11,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the murder of the owner of the Kenvil Diner.

The announcement of the reward offer was made by Morris County Sheriff Edward V. Rochford, Crimestoppers Commissioner John R Sette, Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi and Roxbury Township Police Chief Mark Noll.

Law enforcement authorities said a 911 call was received by the Morris County Communications Center at approximately 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, reporting the discovery of the body of diner owner Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine, 71, in his establishment on Route 46 in Roxbury.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, the Roxbury Township Police Department at 973-448-2100, or Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers at 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255).

Tips may also be provided to Crimestoppers online at

The investigation into the murder is ongoing and includes the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Criminal Investigation Section of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Roxbury Police and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.