Questions are being raised after a Stark County man claimed his wife of 53 years died in Tennessee, as police say they have no record of her death or even a body that matches her description.
Philip Snider, of Hartville, told authorities he was with his wife Roberta at Graceland when she began experiencing problems in the parking lot. He claimed an ambulance was in the area and he flagged it down, but he does not know where they took her body.
However, Chief Larry Dordea of the Hartville Police Department tells WKYC there is currently no body at the coroner's office in Tennessee or Stark County matching Roberta Snider's description, and that EMS crews never called any police department concerning Roberta's death.
Chief Dordea says there is physical proof that Philip Snider was in Tennessee and Kentucky at the times he said he was, but added a lot of information Snider gave them did not match what they found.
WKYC also spoke with Brian Heisler, Roberta's brother. He told us he last spoke with his sister on New Year's Day and that Roberta and Philip were happily married. He described Philip as "distraught," and does not believe he is responsible for her possible death.
Heisler also claimed Roberta was in failing health and wanted to see Graceland one last time before her death. He told Dordea his sister was a big Elvis Presley fan, and that she had been to the late rock star's mansion at least one before.
Chief Dordea says his department hopes to have a better understanding of what happened in the coming days. As of now, there is no physical proof that Roberta Snider is even dead.