ROXBURY, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) — Morris County authorities are asking for the public’s help with the homicide investigation of a diner owner who was found dead in his restaurant.

Prosecutor Robert Bianchi says Kenvil Diner owner Chafic Ezzeddine was found dead around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night in his Roxbury diner.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon has the latest on the incident.

Authorities are not saying how Ezzeddine – known by friends as “Steve” – was killed, only that the death is being considered a homicide.

“Numerous witnesses are being interviewed,” Bianchi said. “The time frame that we’re interested in is from approximately 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.”

The 71-year-old was discovered by his wife after he failed to return home. Police say Ezzeddine usually closed the diner by 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

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