Unsolved Cases

IMO Chafic "Steve" Ezzeddine

Chafic 'Steve' EzzeddineMCPO Case # 2011x-002264

On Saturday, May 28, 2011, the deceased body of Chafic “Steve” Ezzeddine was found in the Kenvil Diner located on Route 46 in Roxbury, N.J.  Chafic was the owner/operator of the diner. Chafic had operated the diner with his wife for almost 30 years. The case was ruled a homicide. There is currently a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved. If you have any information, please contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Roxbury Township Police Department at 973-448-2100 or the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crimestopper Program at 973-267-2255. Further information on how to leave an anonymous call or text message can be found at the Crimestopper Program website at www.morriscrimestoppers.org.


Seeking Public Assistance

MCPO Case #2013X-00179
IMO: Bank Robbery of the Chase Bank, Morris Plains, NJ

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the subject who robbed the Chase Bank located at 1711 Route 10 East, Morris Plains, NJ, on February 11, 2013.Morris Plains Bank Robbery

At approximately 5:55 PM, an unknown male subject entered the Chase bank brandishing a metal rod and demanded cash.

The subject is described as a black male, approximately 5’ 6” tall, thin build, approximately 120 – 130 lbs, in his late 20s wearing jeans, a light colored sweater, a black ski cap, black sunglasses with a winter glove on his left hand and a latex-type glove on his right hand.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, the Morris Plains Police Department at 973-538-2284 or Crimestoppers 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255).


MCPO Case #2012X-00425
Discovery of Human Remains identified as Greta Tim

Greta TimGreta Tim
Black Female
DOB: 09/22/1993
Last Known Address: 38-40 Breakenridge Terrace
Irvington, NJ 07111

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, the human remains of Greta Tim were discovered by landscapers in an isolated area on Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ. Ms. Tim was originally reported missing by her mother out of Irvington, NJ, on August 1, 2008.

Anyone with information concerning Greta Tim is asked to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200, the Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department at (973) 263-4300 or the Morris County Sheriff’s Office CrimeStopper Program at (973) 267-2255.

MCPO Case# 2012X-00982
IMO: Bank Robbery of the Provident Bank, Parsippany, NJ

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the subject who robbed the Provident Bank branch located at 401 Smith Road in Parsippany, New Jersey, on August 27, 2012.

Bank Robbery in ParsippanyAt approximately 9:25 a.m., an armed subject entered the Provident Bank and demanded cash. The weapon he was carrying is described as a silver, semi-automatic pistol.

The subject is described as a black male, husky build, 5’10” tall, 230 to 240 pounds. He was wearing layered clothing and a gray, knit mask. The subject appeared to be familiar with banking procedures.

A second accomplice, described as a black male, was observed with the subject.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, the Parsippany Police Department at 973-263-4300 or Crimestoppers 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255).

Richard Breitbarth

IMO Richard Breitbarth

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001502

On Tuesday, November 12, 1996, between 8:35 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., Richard Breitbarth, age 48, was shot several times in the driveway of his home located at 17 Baird Place, Whippany, N.J. He was also struck with a blunt instrument. Richard had just returned from shopping at a nearby grocery store. Richard was owner and president of Biophase Systems, Inc. located at 259 New Road, Parsippany, N.J.  The case was ruled a homicide.


Debra WaltonIMO Debra Walton 

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000785

On Monday, August 2, 1995 at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Lincoln Park Police Department received a call reporting the body of a deceased female located in an industrial park at the end of Borinski Road, Lincoln Park, N.J. The body was later identified as Debra Walton, age 34, of 42 Auburn Street, Apartment C-2, Paterson, N.J. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma. Debra was last seen alive on July 28, 1995 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Passaic Street and Cianci Street in Paterson, N.J. She was reported missing to authorities by her sister on July 29, 1995. The case was ruled a homicide.



IMO Reginald “Buck” Montgomery

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001558

Reginald MontgomeryOn Tuesday, May 17, 1994 at approximately 10:38 p.m., the Lincoln Park Police Department received a call reporting the body of a male lying just off the roadway north of 170 Beaverbrook Road, Lincoln Park, N.J. The body was later identified as Reginald “Buck” Montgomery, age 25, of 185 E. 159th Street, Bronx, N.Y. The cause of death was determined to be from gunshot wounds and the case was ruled a homicide. Reginald was last seen alive on May 17, 1994 around 6:00 p.m. in front of the Bronx County Courthouse located on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, N.Y. Reginald was seen entering a 1992 Toyota Land Cruiser.


IMO Elbrous Evdoev

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001560

Elbrous EvdoevOn Saturday, May 6, 1993 at approximately 4:41 p.m., the body of a deceased male was discovered in the parking lot of G.I. Auto Salvage, Inc. located at 85 Old Bloomfield Avenue in the Pine Brook section of Montville, N.J. The body was later identified as Elbrous Evdoev, age 32, with a last known address of 3710 Laurel Avenue in the Seagate section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Elbrous was last seen alive on February 15, 1993 at his residence. The cause of death was determined to be from gunshot wounds and the case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Robert Wunderle

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001561

Robert WunderleOn Thursday, November 16, 1989 at approximately 9:10 a.m., the body of a deceased male was discovered by a Rockaway Township Sewer Authority worker in a drainage ditch near Fireman’s Field on Beach Street in Rockaway Borough, N.J. The body was later identified as Robert Wunderle, age 45, of Canterbury Road, Westfield, N.J. He was clothed in a business suit and overcoat. The cause of death was determined to be from gunshot wounds and the case was ruled a homicide. Robert was the Vice President of Economics at Supermarkets General Corporation located in Woodbridge, N.J. Robert was last seen alive on Wednesday, November 15, 1989 at 8:45 p.m. by a coworker at his place of employment. Robert’s company vehicle, a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis, was recovered in Manhattan, N.Y.


IMO Lester Mickens 

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001564

Lester MickensOn Thursday, September 18, 1986 at approximately 9:00 a.m., the body of Lester Mickens, age 89, was found by neighbors in his residence at 1671 Route 23 in Kinnelon, N.J. Mr. Mickens was last seen alive on Wednesday, September 17, 1986 at around 3:00 p.m. by a neighbor sitting on his front porch. Mr. Mickens lived alone and was a decorated World War I veteran. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Josephine Dawda 

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001565

Josephine DawdaOn January 15, 1985, the body of Josephine Dawda was discovered inside 12 Olyphant Drive, Morristown, N.J. where she lived and worked as a live-in housekeeper. The case was ruled a homicide. A person of interest was seen in the area around the time of the homicide. This person was described as an African-American male, in his late 20’s, approximately 6’ tall with a medium build. A composite sketch of this person was completed.

(Right: Composite Sketch of Person of Interest)


IMO Baby Jane Doe/Mendham Township 

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-002133

On December 24, 1984, the Mendham Township Police Department responded to 7 Harmony Lane on a report that two boys found a deceased baby. Upon arrival police found the body of a female infant, recently born. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Judy Brown

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001567

Judy BrownOn Wednesday, January 5, 1983 at approximately 12:52 p.m., the deceased body of Judy Brown, age 28, of Sherbrook Drive, Rockaway Township, N.J., was discovered in her 1973 Ford Maverick. The vehicle was located in the parking lot of Beefsteak Charlie’s Restaurant on Route 46 in Parsippany, N.J. Ms. Brown was last seen alive by a coworker at her place of employment, Bell Atlantic in Ledgewood, N.J., on Tuesday, January 4, 1983 sometime after 5:00 p.m. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO James Wescoe

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001563

James WescoeOn Thursday, October 21, 1982 at approximately 3:14 a.m., a N.J. Conrail Train employee notified the Madison Police Department of a deceased male on the train platform at the Madison Train Station in Madison, N.J. The body was later identified as James Wescoe, age 34, of Charnwood Avenue, New Providence, N.J. Mr. Wescoe had been at the Park Tavern in Madison, N.J. around 12:30 a.m. on October 21, 1982. He was last seen alive at approximately 12:50 a.m. walking alone on Lincoln Avenue. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Christopher Thomas            

M.C.P.O. Case # 1997x-001568

Christopher ThomasComposite 3On October 1, 1982, Christopher Thomas was with his girlfriend at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Rockaway Township, N.J. when a male actor approached and shot him. The actor was described as a white male, in his early 20’s, approximately 5’5” tall, thin build, with a slight, dark mustache, shoulder length dark hair parted in the middle wearing a blue coat and mirrored sunglasses. A composite sketch of the actor was completed. The case was ruled a homicide.


Dr. Rafael Morales

M.C.P.O. Case # 2003x-000720

On Friday, July 24, 1981, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Dr. Rafael Morales, age 61, was found unresponsive next to his car in a parking lot on Elm Street in Morristown, N.J. The case was ruled a homicide. Dr. Morales was a forensic psychiatrist and maintained an office on Elm Street. A white, 2-door vehicle with red interior was seen in the area around the time of the incident.


IMO Richard Sikorsky

M.C.P.O. Case # 2003x-000719

Richard SikorskyOn Monday, August 11, 1980, at approximately 12:18 p.m., Richard Sikorsky, age 27, was found deceased in his basement apartment at 23 Western Avenue, Morristown, N.J. where he lived alone. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Walter “Whitey” Burd

M.C.P.O. Case # 2000x-003922

On Tuesday, July 8, 1980, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Roxbury Police Department received a report of a break in at the Circle Lanes Bowling Alley in Ledgewood, N.J. Upon arrival, the police observed the deceased body of Walter Burd, age 57, of Main Road, Landing, N.J. Mr. Burd worked as the night watchman. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Shum Sang & Toki Sang 

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000787

Shum Sang and Toki Sang On Sunday, January 18, 1971, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Parsippany Police Department was summoned to 82 North Beverwyck Road on a report of two deceased bodies. Upon arrival, the police found the deceased body of Shum Sang, age 39, lying on the ground by his car and the body of Toki Sang, age 41, inside the car. Mr. and Mrs. Sang owned “The House of Sang” on Route 46 in Parsippany, N.J. which is a Chinese restaurant. The case was ruled a homicide.

(Right: Composite Sketch of Person of Interest)


IMO Joyce Coleman

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-001196

Joyce ColemanOn Saturday, February 28, 1970, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Washington Township Police Department responded to the residence of Joyce Coleman, age 28, 245 Bartley Road, Washington Township, N.J., on a call from her husband. Mrs. Coleman was found deceased within her home. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Unidentified Male Infant 

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-001347

On July 4, 1969, the body of a male infant was discovered on Long Hill Road in Harding, N.J.


IMO Alexander Messier

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000960

Alexander MessierOn Monday, February 3, 1969, at approximately 2:55 a.m., Alexander Messier, age 45, of Ryerson Avenue, Pequannock, N.J. was killed by an unknown male assailant outside his home. Mr. Messier had run outside chasing after the assailant after hearing his daughter scream for help. The case has been ruled a homicide. A composite sketch was done of the suspect who was described as a white male, approximately 45 years of age, 200 pounds, approximately 6’ tall with receding brown hair, lots of hair on the sides, wearing a waist length jacket with a ‘v’ at the neck.     


IMO Unidentified Female Infant

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-001328

On March 3, 1967, the body of a female infant was discovered on Baileys Mill Road in Harding, N.J. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Serena Waterman

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000619

Serena WatermanOn Wednesday, October 23, 1963, at approximately 8:45 a.m., authorities responded to a fire at 67 Linden Lane, Chatham Township, N.J. Serena Waterman, age 61, was discovered deceased at the scene. It was determined that Ms. Waterman had died prior to the fire and the case was ruled a homicide. Mrs. Waterman was last seen alive at her residence earlier that morning.


IMO Unidentified Female Infant

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000964

On Sunday, May 24, 1959, the body of an unidentified white female newborn baby was discovered discarded in the woods near Vail Road in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, N.J. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO John Richard Bowers

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000962

On Tuesday, July 31, 1956, the body of a deceased white male was discovered face down in a wooded area off Snake Hill Road in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township. The body was later identified as John Richard Bowers, age 8, of Mount Vernon Place, Ivy Hill Apartments, Newark, N.J. John was last seen alive in the parking lot of the Ivy Hill Apartments on July 30, 1956 at around 9:30 p.m. and was reported missing by his mother, with whom he had resided, at approximately 10:15 p.m. A witness observed a black sedan leaving the scene, possibly belonging to the perpetrator. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Unidentified Male Infant

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-001206

On Sunday, March 13, 1955, the body of an unidentified white male infant was discovered by passersby off of Bridge #545, Long Hill Road, Harding Township, N.J. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Hyman Goldstein

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000629

On Monday, July 19, 1954, the body of a deceased white male was discovered in the back seat of a sedan, which was parked on Swamp Road in East Hanover Township, N.J. The body was later identified as Hyman Goldstein, age 29, of South First Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. The vehicle had been stolen earlier that day at around 6:45 p.m. from Newark, N.J. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Santo Joseph DiStefano

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000915

On Tuesday, July 22, 1947, the body of a deceased white male was discovered along Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township, N.J. The body was later identified as Santo Joseph DiStefano, age 34, of Maryland Avenue, Paterson, N.J. Mr. DiStefano was last seen alive at Ernie & Buff's Tavern, 21st Street, Paterson, N.J. on March 22, 1947, at around 12:00 a.m. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Unidentified Male Infant 

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-001202

On Saturday, February 3, 1945, the body of an unidentified male infant was discovered off of Brooklake Road in Florham Park, N.J. The case was ruled a homicide.


IMO Thomas Large & Stanley Kukes

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-000942

On Thursday, December 13, 1945, a highway maintenance worker discovered the bodies of two white males off Route 6 (now Route 46) in Montville Township, N.J. The bodies were later identified as Stanley Kukes, age 38, of Broad Street, Newark, N.J., and Thomas Large, age 38. The case was ruled a homicide for both victims.

Newspaper Article/Photo of Thomas Large

Thomas Large and Stanley KukesThomas Large and Stanley Kukes

IMO Anna Ulm

M.C.P.O. Case # 2004x-003333

On Sunday, August 13, 1933, the body of a deceased white female was discovered in Mount Arlington, N.J. The body was later identified as Anna Ulm, age 45. The case was ruled a homicide.