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Posted Tuesday, May 29th, 2018


It has been seven years since the murder of Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine at his place of business, the Kenvil Diner.  On a Saturday in 2011, on Memorial Day weekend, Steve was found murdered inside his beloved diner.

PHOTO OF Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine

Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine

Kenvil Diner, located on Route 46 in the Kenvil section of Roxbury, had been owned and operated by Steve and his family for some 30 years.

Every year since 2012, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a statement encouraging the public to assist law enforcement to provide information that may help solve this case.

Any information could be helpful, and any and all information will be accepted.  Allow the law enforcement professionals to determine what may be relevant and what may not.

The investigation of this crime has been active for seven years and has spanned not just Morris County and New Jersey, but multiple states. It has been a collective effort by numerous law enforcement agencies, led by the Roxbury Township Police Department and the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

However, multiple other agencies have provided valuable assistance in these efforts, to include the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, New Jersey State Police, New York City Police Department, New York City Medical Examiner’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Secret Service.

Although another year has passed without an arrest, these law enforcement agencies remain fully committed to actively pursuing any and all information that may lead to an arrest.

The Kenvil Diner

The Kenvil Diner

The Ezzeddine family, who lost their patriarch on that Saturday in 2011, remain devastated by their loss, but optimistic that justice will be served.

The Ezzeddine family, in coordination with friends and family, continue to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone responsible for the murder of Steve Ezzeddine.  Coupled with the Morris County CrimeStoppers reward money, the total reward is $50,000.

Although the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office remains fully supportive of the Ezzeddine family, this Office is not involved in any aspect of the reward being offered.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is strongly encouraged to contact the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or, the Roxbury Police Department at 973-448-2100, or Crimestoppers at 973-COP-CALL.

Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous.  Information on how to leave an anonymous call or text message can be found at the Crimestoppers Program website at

Inquiries should be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected].