An Ohio man claims his 69-year-old wife died during their recent trip to Graceland following a period of declining health.
The problem, according to authorities in both states, is that no one knows where Roberta Snider’s body is.
According to WMC, Philip Snider said he and his wife left their home Jan. 4, spent the night in Kentucky, and planned to stay at a Days Inn in Memphis during the trip.
Reporters spoke to employees of that hotel, who indicated the room was paid for with Roberta Snider’s credit card.
“He checked in at 11 something in the morning,” Kadesha Sanders said of Philip Snider.
While he was at the hotel, she noted that he “was constantly asking about which car wash was near and if there are some open.”
A statement from Days Inn confirmed he checked out at around 3:30 a.m. the following day.
Sanders added that she and her coworkers have been fielding calls from local authorities and Ohio police in connection with the case.
Reports indicate there is no evidence that the missing woman was seen at the Days Inn or anywhere else in Memphis during the ill-fated trip.
The sheriff of Benton County, Tennessee, said his agency is trying to “clear this mystery up yet,” calling the case “pretty bizarre.”
He went on to explain that 72-year-old Philip Snider said his wife died from cancer in Kentucky on the way to Graceland. According to WBBJ, Snider claimed he dumped her body in the Tennessee River on his way back to Ohio.
“He says he put her body in plastic and disposed of her body over this bridge,” Christopher said.
As of the latest reports available, search teams had not recovered a body.
Back home in Ohio, police have said they believe the husband’s account of his wife’s death. They are also hoping her body will be found.
Hartville Police Chief Lawrence Dordea said the agency is “considering her to be a missing person.”
[Featured image: Graceland/Associated Press]