Is the husband of Carole Baskin still alive?

After the resurfacing of a report claiming that Carole Baskin’s ex-husband was discovered alive in Costa Rica, people are once again debating online what happened to him. The Tiger King star is Carole Baskin.

Carole Baskin’s Husband still alive?

Carole Baskin stated that Tiger King 2 “produced” a note from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that alleged Don Lewis was found “alive and well” in another country as of the year 2002. This statement was made during a 2021 interview that was recently resurfaced and broadcast on British television. Lewis has not been seen or heard from since 1997, and he was presumed dead in 2002. If he were still alive, he would be 84 years old at this point.

Carole Baskin's Husband still alive
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During the interview on ITV’s This Morning, Carole Baskin stated, “They said that my husband, Don Lewis, is alive and well in Costa Rica.” [Citation needed] “And so, all of this hay has been made about me having something to do with his abduction, when Homeland Security has known where he is, at least since back then,” she said. “However, the blame for his departure still rests with me.”

Following the premiere of the documentary series on Netflix in 2020, several conspiracy theories emerged linking Carole Baskin to the disappearance of Lewis. As a result, some viewers of the show have accused Baskin of being responsible for Lewis’s death. Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado, also known as “Tiger King,” who is presently serving time for his crimes, has made allegations along the same lines. There is no evidence to support the claim that Baskin was involved in the crime.

Following the release of an article in Cosmopolitan about her appearance on This Morning, a rumor circulating online on Wednesday asserted that Lewis might still be alive despite her apparent disappearance. The interview with Carole Baskin was largely unnoticed at the time it was broadcast; however, it was discussed in an article published by E! News in November 2021. In that article, it was pointed out that her comments may have been in response to a document that was shown as part of Tiger King 2 and identified as being from DHS. Baskin did not contribute in any way to the production of the subsequent series.

A photograph that is believed to be the letter in dispute is included in a 2021 statement that is posted on the website of Baskin-Robbins concerning Tiger King 2. According to the paper, which is stamped with the words “official use only” and “law enforcement sensitive,” a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was told that This time last year, Lewis had moved to Costa Rica and was doing fine.” A stamp reading “For Official Use Only” has been placed on the paper.”

According to another allegation made in the letter, Lewis “has loaned money to several individuals in Costa Rica and could live pretty well on the interest received on those loans,” which would allow him to “live in Costa Rica indefinitely.”

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Even though there is no date appears on the letter, Carole Baskin asserted that Lewis must have been alive in 2002 or later because the letter was marked as coming from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), even though the department was not established until November 2002.

The statement that can be found on Carole Baskin’s website reads, “Those who insist Carole was responsible for Don’s death should explain how they know more than the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge, as evidenced by this Homeland Security Document indicating that Don Lewis is, in fact, now alive and safe in Costa Rica.” This statement was posted in response to those who continue to believe that Carole was responsible for Don’s death.

The assertion that Lewis is still alive does not appear to be supported by any evidence other than the letter that is said to have been written by him. At the time of publication, USAmeganews had not conducted any investigations of its own to verify the veracity of the letter.

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So, what exactly happened to Carole Baskin’s husband?

Carole Baskin reported that Don had told her he was going on a trip to Costa Rica, and the vehicle was found at a private airport two days after he disappeared. Don was confirmed deceased in 2002 after being missing and the subject of a police investigation as well as a private probe by Carole’s private detective.

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