HARTVILLE: Roberta “Bobby” Snider’s husband ended up in a hospital Thursday night, either before or after police searched his pickup truck again while looking for clues in the disappearance of his 70-year-old wife.

What kind of medical emergency prompted his trip to the hospital or whether Philip Snider, 72, was admitted was not clear.

But hours after Philip Snider sought medical treatment, police returned to the Sniders’ Hartville condominium for a repeat search for clues there, too, Chief Larry Dordea confirmed.

“I don’t know if it will have a clear outcome or not, but I know there will be no question that we did everything possible in this case,” Dordea said Friday.

The disappearance of Bobby Snider this month has drawn international attention since it was first reported that she vanished on a last-hurrah road trip with her husband to visit Elvis Presley’s Tennessee mansion, Graceland.

The couple left their rural home Jan. 4 for the 725-mile journey, Philip Snider later said. He returned home a few days later without her, saying she died in Memphis.

Law enforcement found out something was amiss when Bobby’s brother called, saying Philip didn’t know what happened to Bobby’s body and the family wanted to bring her home.

Philip initially told police his wife died in his Ford F-150 during the trip and that he flagged down an ambulance across the street from Graceland that whisked her away to some unknown location.

But authorities said Philip changed his story after police discovered that Bobby never checked into a hotel along the way as her husband initially said.

Philip now contends that he put Bobby’s body into trash bags and dumped her from a busy freeway bridge — Interstate 40, the only freeway linking Nashville and Memphis — into the Tennessee River.

Benton County, Tenn., authorities have searched by air, water and ground but haven’t found her, Dordea said.

That doesn’t mean she’s not there, Dordea cautioned, because the water is deep and the river flows fast.

When asked if police found anything during the searches of the pickup truck or condominium Thursday or Friday that changed investigators’ minds about what happened to Bobby, Dordea said no.

“It’s hard to change my mind because my mind is open on this,” he said. “I’m making my goal not to be subjective and to keep it objective.”

Dordea said he didn’t know what kind of medical problems Philip Snider had Thursday, but said they could have been brought on by the negative media attention he’s received

“Regardless of whether he was truthful or not truthful, people like to rush to judgment on others,” Dordea said. “They read that he threw his wife into a river and may not be supportive.”

Bobby’s family was supportive of her husband early in the investigation and might still be. They have not spoken publicly in recent days.

“I would characterize the family as desperately seeking the truth,” Dordea said, “and wanting to find Roberta.”

Amanda Garrett can be reached at 330-996-3725 or agarrett@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @agarrettABJ.