ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Monday marks seven years since the murder of Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine at his place of business, the Kenvil Diner. On a beautiful Saturday in 2011, in the middle of Memorial Day Weekend, Steve was found murdered inside of his beloved Diner. The Diner, located on Route 46 in the Kenvil section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey, had been owned and operated by Steve and his family for approximately 30 years.
Every year since 2012, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a press release encouraging the public and the community to assist law enforcement in their efforts to solve this case. This release is being sent out with those same intentions; to ask people 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 and ongoing for seven years, and has spanned not just Morris County and New Jersey, but multiple other states. The investigation 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 Ezzeddine family, who lost their patriarch on that Saturday in 2011, remain devastated by their loss, but optimistic that justice will be served. We certainly appreciate their unwavering support of our efforts to solve this crime.
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 www.morrisprosecutor.org, 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 www.morriscrimestoppers.org.