HARTVILLE, Ohio — Jan 13, 2018, 9:36 AM ET

Police probe man's claim that wife died on Graceland trip


Police in Ohio are investigating what happened to a woman who went with her husband to see Elvis Presley's Graceland.

The woman's husband told police in Hartville that they were in Memphis, Tennessee, just over a week ago when she died in a hotel parking lot.

Philip Snider says his 69-year-old wife was in poor health and this was to be their last trip.

He says he flagged down an ambulance after she died and rescue workers took his wife's body. He says he returned to Ohio because he didn't know where they took her.

But police in Hartville say Tennessee authorities don't have a record of the woman's body.

Police tell the Akron Beacon Journal that Snider's memory might be suspect and it's not clear if he misled police.

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  • 3 Wise Men

    They picked up her carcass and drove away so I went home. Seems reasonable.

  • Sludge

    Sounds fishy, but wouldn't it be interesting if it turned out he was the one telling the truth. I could imagine the crew getting paperwork wrong, not filing a report in reasonable time, misidentifying the body, etc. It's very unlikely, but stranger things have happened.

  • Chupacabra

    So everything is clear - except we are missing a body.

  • helicohunter

    Okay, so either he did something with his wife's body and wants to cover for it or he has serious dementia. Dementia is a definite possibility. My parents helped care for a friend with Alzheimer's. She prepared a card for her mother's birthday, forgetting that her mother had died many years ago.

  • JDCreborn

    Oh ABC, how far you’ve fallen. Total click bait title. This is something I expect from Fox News, Breitbart, or on the Drudge Report. Not from you. Get it together.

  • Sheila Moore

    Seems they took off my last post. Interesting. I was just wondering if the wife was even with him on the trip. Did anyone see her before? And as for ABC News, the headline on their homepage says she died "in Graceland." Sorry journalism.

  • Sheila Moore

    I wonder if there is any record of his wife on the trip at all.

  • Jenna

    Yeah, I was feeling a bit of benefit-of-the-doubt sympathy for this guy right up until the body went missing. "She died naturally, an ambulance showed up, and then Iono," is right up there with "I left my toddler outside and maybe coyotes got her."

    Just tell us where you hid the body, dude. It's going to be found anyway, because you murderers are almost NEVER as smart as you think you are. Even if her body is never found and you're in a state that doesn't allow a murder charge without a body, prosecutors will charge you with EVERYTHING they legally can and with a story that flimsy, the jury going to convict and the judge is going to throw the book.

  • Prophet With Honor

    Bizarre to say the least.