The feds discovering Carole Baskin‘s first husband alive is all the excitement on the web — however that will be information to native authorities, who inform TMZ they have not heard from the feds, and nonetheless contemplate Don Lewis lacking.
Here’s the deal … Twitter customers began chirping Wednesday when plenty of them found — for the primary time, apparently — a 2021 interview with Carole about an alleged report the Dept. of Homeland Security discovered Lewis residing in Costa Rica. The purported DHS report got here to mild throughout the second season of “Tiger King.”
Like we mentioned, Carole already spoke about it, and we reported on it too … however for some motive, everybody appears to assume the thriller was solved 2 years in the past. It actually wasn’t.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office — which is accountable for Don’s lacking particular person’s case — tells TMZ its had no communication with federal officers to counsel they’ve positioned Don Lewis. Obviously, the FBI would’ve shared that data, so so far as the Sheriff’s Office is anxious, nothing’s modified — Lewis continues to be a lacking particular person, and the case stays a precedence for HCSO.
It’s additionally price noting …. as a authorized matter, Don’s been presumed useless since 2002. And after all, Joe Exotic sees it that means too.
Joe’s legal professional, John Phillips says the ‘TK2’ doc and Carole’s ITV interview do not make a distinction of their minds about her alleged involvement in DL’s disappearance … including the doc was floated as having veracity, when it does not in any respect. He additionally insists Joe will probably be vindicated in due time.
As for Carole, she reiterates what she informed us again in 2021 … which is that she doesn’t know if the alleged DHS doc ‘TK2’ producers confirmed her is actual. She’s at all times maintained she had nothing to do along with his disappearance, or attainable dying.
We’ve reached out to DHS for remark … up to now, no phrase again.