Roberta Snider, 70, has been missing since early January.
HARTVILLE Police continued their investigation into the disappearance of a Hartville woman by searching her husband's truck and the couple's home this week.
Roberta Snider, 70, has been missing since early January. Her husband, Philip Snider, 72, originally told law enforcement she died on their trip to Graceland in Memphis between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6 and he gave her body to emergency medical workers he saw in a parking lot. But area hospitals, coroners' offices and fire departments had no record of a Roberta Snider or an unidentified body.
After police recovered surveillance photos and video that captured Philip Snider alone during the trip, he changed his story and told police after his wife died, he tossed her body over a bridge and into the Tennessee River along Interstate 40.
No body has been recovered.
"The best information we have is that she is in the Tennessee River," Hartville Police Chief Larry Dordea said Friday afternoon, adding that the river is "swift moving," so her body might not be in the county where Snider told police he dumped it.
Police on Thursday night searched the truck Snider said the couple took to Graceland. On Friday, they searched the Snider's Saint Abigail Street SW home again. Dordea declined comment on whether anything was taken during the search.
Police have obtained Snider's credit card and phone records and are following up on any information those records present.
Philip Snider was in the hospital Thursday night. The status of his health wasn't clear Friday afternoon.
Dordea said Snider had not returned to Tennessee to assist law enforcement there with the search for his wife's body.
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