The household of Carole Baskin’s ex-husband, Don Lewis, has employed superstar lawyer Alex Spiro to analyze his mysterious 1997 disappearance, which got here underneath new scrutiny following the viral launch of “Tiger King” final 12 months.
The Netflix docuseries chronicled the long-running feud between Baskin and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also referred to as “Joe Unique,” who’s presently serving a jail sentence for a murder-for-hire plot concentrating on Baskin.
Joe Unique repeatedly made claims within the documentary that Baskin killed her husband in 1997 and probably fed him to her tigers at Huge Cat Rescue.
Spiro, whose purchasers embody New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft and Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z, confirmed to Fox Information Saturday that he’s investigating Lewis’s disappearance.
Lewis’ household needs Spiro to pinpoint a doable assassin and switch his findings over to prosecutors, in response to TMZ, who initially reported Spiro was on the case.
Baskin has maintained her innocence, telling Fox Information that “one of many silver linings of Tiger King, Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity was the renewed curiosity find my husband, Don Lewis.”
“I supplied an $100,000 [sic] reward for data resulting in discovering Don again in 1997 and would nonetheless honor it right this moment as I do know that any proof discovered would exonerate me and it might lastly give me closure on this unhappy chapter of our lives,” Baskin instructed Fox Information Saturday.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister instructed WTOP that the investigation into Lewis’ disappearance is a chilly case, however that he believes Lewis was “murdered” and didn’t simply randomly disappear. No individuals of curiosity or suspects have been named.
Baskin, who’s married to her second husband Howard Baskin, revealed how she would react if Lewis was ever discovered earlier this 12 months.
“If he have been to be discovered, I’d handle him for the remainder of his life and my husband Howie is the type of one that would perceive that,” she instructed Fox Information in January.
Baskin didn’t reply to a request for remark Saturday.