Criminal Case: Searching For Bob Kilgore's Killer

By: Bob Yarbrough Email
By: Bob Yarbrough Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Each day, Marie Kilgore thinks about how her three grandchildren never got to know their grandfather. "He loved his grandchildren, he was always there for them. Everything they needed he always provided. They were the apple of his eye."

On May 24th, 2004, Bob Kilgore's daughter found his body inside his Stone Source business on Chapman Highway in South Knox County. The autopsy report shows someone stabbed him more than thirty times. His family believes the attack was sudden, and unexpected. His wife thinks Bob knew his killer. "It was somebody that owed him money, he had been discussing that with me two to three days before his death."

So far, there is no hard evidence that points to one suspect, Bob's daughter Andrea says there are still plenty of hard questions that the family still struggles with. "I just want to know why, wanting to look at the person who did this and ask them why. Why would you take them from their family, from their loved ones? What was your reason?

Investigators are hoping you can help heat up this cold case. If you have any information that can help authorities, call the Knox County Sheriff's office at (865) 215-2243.


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