ROXBURY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An $11,000 reward is being offered for information in the killing of a New Jersey diner owner.

The wife of Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine found his body inside the Kenvil Diner in Roxbury Saturday night after he failed to return home as expected.

Police believe he closed the diner Saturday afternoon as he usually did and stayed behind to clean up.

Morris County authorities have not said how he was killed, only that the death is being investigated as a homicide.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reported yesterday that $10,000 of the reward is being put up by an anonymous donor. Crime Stoppers is offering another $1,000.

Ezzeddine, a Lebanese immigrant, had operated the diner since 1983.

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