The family of Carole Baskin’s ex-husband, Don Lewis, hired famous lawyer Alex Spiro to investigate her mysterious disappearance in 1997, which was re-examined following the viral release of “Tiger. King “last year.
The Netflix docu-series have chronicled the long feud between Baskin and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic,” who is currently serving jail time for a murder-for-pay plot targeting Baskin.
Joe Exotic has repeatedly stated in the documentary that Baskin killed her husband in 1997 and possibly fed him to his tigers at Big Cat Rescue.
Spiro, whose clients include New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z, confirmed to Fox News on Saturday that he was investigating Lewis’ disappearance.
Lewis’s family want Spiro to identify a possible murderer and turn his findings over to prosecutors, according to TMZ, who initially reported Spiro was on the case.
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Baskin maintained his innocence, telling Fox News that “one of the silver liners of Tiger King, Murder, Mayhem and Madness was the renewed interest in reuniting with my husband, Don Lewis.”
“I offered $ 100,000 [sic] reward for the information that led to the tracing of Don in 1997 and I will honor him still today, because I know any evidence found would exonerate me and finally bring me to a close this sad chapter in our lives, ”Baskin told Fox News Saturday.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told WTOP the investigation into Lewis’s disappearance was a cold affair, but that he believed Lewis had been “murdered” and not just randomly vanished. No person of interest or suspect has been named.
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Baskin, who is married to second husband Howard Baskin, has revealed how she would react if Lewis was found earlier this year.
“If he was found I would take care of him for the rest of his life and my husband Howie is the kind of person who would understand that,” she told Fox News in January.
Baskin did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday.
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