Carole Baskin’s claims that her missing ex-husband Don Lewis is “alive and well” in Costa Rica has left Lewis’ family “distraught”. The family spokesman revealed that the Costa Rica tip had been disproven in 1997 and Lewis is still considered a missing person by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The family is receiving messages of congratulations, causing emotional stress, and some social media trolls are claiming that Baskin is owed an apology since she has long been considered a person of interest in Lewis’ disappearance.
Carole Baskin’s claims that her ex-husband Don Lewis is “alive and well” in Costa Rica have caused distress to the emotionally fragile family of Lewis, who disappeared in 1997 and remains a missing person, with the tip having been proven false more than 25 years ago by the Department of Homeland Security.
The family of Don Lewis, the missing ex-husband of Carole Baskin, has expressed their anguish over her recent claims that he is “alive and well” in Costa Rica. According to the family spokesperson, Jack “Ripper” Smith, the Costa Rica tip was disproven more than 25 years ago, in 1997, when the Department of Homeland Security issued an investigatory report that claimed Lewis was living in the Central American country. The family is frustrated with the sudden media attention, which is causing emotional distress and confusion for them. Social media trolls are also complicating matters by suggesting Baskin was defamed and is owed an apology, which is only adding to the existing pressure on the family.
Lewis went missing in August 1997, two months after obtaining an order of protection against his wife. In the court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Lewis alleged that Baskin had threatened to kill him, and he mentioned that she had a revolver and had hidden his 357 revolver. Baskin has always denied involvement in Lewis’s disappearance, but the case remains open, and the Hillsborough’s Sheriff’s Office still considers Lewis a missing person.
Baskin caused a stir when she produced a letter from the Department of Homeland Security that claimed Lewis was “alive and well” in Costa Rica. However, the letter didn’t prove Lewis was alive, and it didn’t offer any tangible evidence to support its claims. The family of Lewis has refuted Baskin’s claims, stating Lewis is still listed as a missing person on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons database. The Hillsborough’s Sheriff’s Department is still investigating Lewis’s disappearance, and the family is in constant communication with them.
The family is now appealing to Baskin to clarify her comments and set the record straight. They are feeling vulnerable and distressed by the misinformation circulating in the media. They are receiving messages from well-wishers congratulating them on Lewis’s resolution, and this is only adding to the confusion. It’s a difficult time, and the family is pleading for Baskin to say something to set the record straight once and for all.