N.J. Diner Owner's Death Suspicious, Police Say

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The body of 71-year-old Chafic Ezzeddine was discovered by his wife inside his business, Kenvil Diner, Saturday. Police are asking for the public's help. (Published Monday, May 30, 2011)

    The death of a businessman found inside his New Jersey diner Saturday has been labeled suspicious and is being investigated by police in Morris County.

    The body of 71-year-old Chafic Ezzeddine, known as "Steve," was discovered by his wife inside the Kenvil Diner at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Roxbury Township Police Chief Mark Noll. 

    Ezzeddine's wife became concerned when her husband did not return home at his usual time, the Morris County prosecutor's office said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. When she went to the diner on at 405 Route 46 West, she found him dead with "significant injury."

    Police are not currently releasing the manner or cause of death.

    The prosecutor's office is asking anyone who was at the diner that day, particularly from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., to contact them.

    Anyone with information can contact the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200, the Roxbury Township Police Department at 973-448-2100, or the Morris County Sheriff's Crimestopper Program at 973-267-2255.