Police Probe Man's Claim That Wife Died on Graceland Visit

Authorities in Tennessee have no record of her body
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 13, 2018 9:45 AM CST
Police Probe Man's Claim That Wife Died on Graceland Visit
In this March 13, 2017 file photo, visitors get ready to tour Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

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

Snider says he flagged down an ambulance after his wife died and rescue workers took her 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.

(More Graceland stories.)

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