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Morris County Police Release Pictures Of Persons Of Interest In Murder Of Kenvil Diner Owner

Chafic 'Steve' Ezzedine Was Found Killed In 2011
Police called this man a person of interest in the death of Chafic 'Steve' Ezzedine on May 28, 2013. (credit: Handout)

Police called this man a person of interest in the death of Chafic ‘Steve’ Ezzedine on May 28, 2013. (credit: Handout)

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ROXBURY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – It’s been two years since Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine was found murdered in his Morris County, N.J. restaurant.

Now police want your help identifying two people who are persons of interest in the case.

Ezzeddine was found inside the Kenvil Diner. Police have not disclosed how he was killed.

They believe he stayed late to clean up after closing the diner as usual on a Saturday afternoon in 2011 when he was murdered.

Chafic 'Steve' Ezzeddine. (credit: kenvildiner.com)

Chafic ‘Steve’ Ezzeddine. (credit: kenvildiner.com)

In a press release, authorities characterized Ezzeddine as a “simple, hard working, family man” who struggled and eventually was able to bring his wife from Lebanon to New Jersey, where they raised a family.

The person of interest is described by police as “a black male, wearing light colored shorts, a dark short sleeved short, and having a Caribbean accent. He was seen in the immediate area of the Kenvil Diner around the time of the murder. He may be known to travel in a dark green Toyota Camry, model year 1994-1996.”

Another person who has since been identified was seen with the man, police said.

Police called this man a person of interest in the death of Chafic 'Steve' Ezzedine on May 28, 2013. (credit: Handout)

Police called this man a person of interest in the death of Chafic ‘Steve’ Ezzedine on May 28, 2013. (credit: Handout)

There’s a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roxbury Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-448-2090 or by emailing kenviltips@gmail.com. The Ezzeddine family has posted a website as a tribute to Steve.  Information can also be provided by contacting the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or through the Morris County CrimeStoppers website at www.morriscrimestoppers.org.

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