It’s been over 20 years since Don Lewis disappeared. Tiger King star and Big Cat Rescue proprietor, Carole Baskin, has been outspoken concerning the case since the docuseries launched. She isn’t at present a suspect. However, Lewis’s case has new eyes with specialists asking for brand new results in assist crack the case. That stated, Lewis’s legal professional offers his “working” idea as to what precisely occurred to Lewis — and sure, it entails going to Costa Rica.
Experts supply theories as to what occurred
The launch of Tiger King has precipitated fairly a stir amongst these beforehand concerned with lacking man Don Lewis’s 1997 case. Fans of the hit Netflix docuseries have a plethora of theories as t what precisely went down with Lewis the evening he went lacking, together with the one about Baskin feeding his physique to the tigers.
Former prosecutor and host of the Fox Nation collection, A Tiger King Investigation, Nancy Grace, has a idea of her personal.
“In my view, there’s no question but that he was murdered,” she stated.
Lewis’s legal professional, Joseph Fritz, echoed the sentiment.
“He loved those cats. He never would have just walked away from them — ever,” he stated. “He was proud of those cats. He loved his cats. Some force made him leave.”
That stated, what does Lewis suppose occurred to his shopper?
Here’s Fritz’s ‘working theory’ about Lewis’s disappearance
Aside from the numerous memes circulating as as to whether Lewis voluntarily fled to Costa Rica or not, professionals working the case have believable theories.
“Don Lewis, he was terribly cheap while he was very wealthy. He was cheap beyond belief,” Fritz instructed Grace. “What would have lured him more than anything else is a good deal on an airplane. So that’s what I assume happened — that he got lured up to the Pilot Country Estates to look at an airplane.”
Fritz went defined that Lewis’s automotive was discovered deserted in a non-public airport’s car parking zone. Baskin maintains that Lewis deliberate to go to Costa Rica on the time. Still, Fritz paints a transparent image of what he believes actually occurred to Lewis.
“What I had heard was that he was strangled from the backseat of an airplane over the Gulf [of Mexico] at 50 feet and dropped out over the Gulf,” he stated. He added that Lewis’s pilot’s license had been revoked and he usually flew beneath radar vary so to not be detected.
Baskin isn’t a suspect in Lewis’s case
As featured in Tiger King, Baskin’s character isn’t painted in the most effective mild. The animal rights activist and her third husband, Howard Baskin, have refuted many claims from the collection — particularly these pertaining to Lewis’s whereabouts or Baskin’s involvement in his disappearance.
In a latest collection of movies uploaded to YouTube, Baskin addressed among the points she believed to be inaccurate representations in Tiger King, together with her ideas on these sordid theories involving a meat grinder, cage sizes for her massive cats, and every little thing in between.
Baskin inherited round $5 to $10 million from Lewis’s property, the outlet reported.
Baskin denies any involvement and stated she cooperated with authorities all through the years. She lately defined that she didn’t take a polygraph take a look at when Lewis initially went lacking, as a result of her felony legal professional suggested her in opposition to it.
Fritz admitted his theories are mere opinions and never confirmed as reality. When requested if he thinks the particular person(s) accountable will ever come ahead or be caught, Fritz thinks so.
“One day one of these people is going to stub their toe and want a get-out-of-jail-free card and that’s when something’s going to happen,” stated Fritz.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is obtainable on Netflix now.