Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office still investigating Don Lewis’ missing person case despite Carole Baskin’s claims

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they have no evidence that Carole Baskin’s ex-husband, Don Lewis, has been found “alive and well”. They also confirmed that they have an open missing person case for Lewis and have not received any communication from federal partners regarding his location. The investigation into Lewis’ disappearance remains a priority for the Sheriff’s Office.

Baskin’s ex-husband has not been found and there is an open missing person case for him, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Don Lewis, the ex-husband of Carole Baskin, the star of the popular Netflix show “Tiger King,” continues to linger. Despite recent claims made in a memorandum submitted in 2020, there is still no evidence that Lewis is “alive and well,” according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.

Fentress Fountain, the spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, clarified that they have not received any confirmation from federal agencies about Lewis’s whereabouts. She also reiterated that the missing person case of Don Lewis remains an open priority investigation for their department, along with other missing person cases.

Although it has been over twenty years since Lewis’s disappearance in 1997, the recent spotlight on Baskin and their tumultuous relationship through the Netflix documentary and other media platforms has reignited interest in the case. The accusations and rumors of Baskin’s involvement in Lewis’s disappearance, which she vehemently denies, have prompted several investigations by law enforcement agencies and private detectives over the years.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate any new leads and is seeking the public’s help in solving the case. With the ongoing attention on the case through social media and the press, there is hope that someone may come forward with information that could finally bring closure to this decades-old mystery. Until then, the case of Don Lewis will remain an unresolved chapter in the riveting saga of “Tiger King” and its characters.

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