Knox County Sheriff's Office seeking leads in 37 year old cold case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office is asking for someone in the community to come forward with new information in a nearly 38 year old cold case.

Investigators say 33-year-old Robert "Gus" Gossert was found dead in his car off Watt Road on August 10, 1976.

They say he had been shot in the head three times.

At the time, he was dating country music singer Pam Tillis.

Gossert is known for creating the phrase "Doo Wop." He was also known as the "curly-headed kid."

He worked for radio station owner Johnny Pirkle as a disc jockey for WOKI-FM.

If you have any information, please call the Knox County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit at (865) 215-3520/3590.


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