Philip Snider, 73, of Hartville was arrested Friday and charged with the aggravated murder of his wife Roberta Snider, 70, whose body has not been recovered.
HARTVILLE Police arrested a 73-year-old man Friday and charged him with killing his 70-year-old wife who had been missing since early January.
Philip S. Snider, of 300 Lincoln St., was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated murder around 3:30 p.m. at a fast food restaurant in Hartville. His wife, Roberta, has been missing since early January.
Police Chief Larry Dordea said Philip Snider will be held on a bond of $5 million and arraigned Monday in Canton Municipal Court. As of 5 p.m., Snider was being held at the Hartville police station and was to be transported to the Stark County Jail.
Dordea said police have not yet located Roberta Snider's body.
"We have his word on where she is, but he's not saying anything beyond what he said previously," said Dordea. "He's cooperative," but "he's not revealing any information."
He said he expects more information to emerge, and he hopes that includes the location of Roberta Snider's body. Dordea said police had no information indicating that anyone else was involved in Roberta Snider's disappearance.
The chief declined to disclose what led police to determine that Snider had killed his wife.
"I'm not going to go beyond what I said," Dordea said. "Our job isn't done yet, and we're still working on it."
According to police, Philip Snider previously said his wife Roberta died during their trip to Graceland in Memphis between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6 and that he had given her body to emergency responders in a parking lot. But police found surveillance camera videos that showed he was alone during the trip, and he then told police that after his wife died, he threw her body into the Tennessee River near Interstate 40.
Authorities there have been unable to locate a body.
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