Carol Baskin faced an investigation into the Tiger King over the disappearance of her husband Don Lewis in 1997, and Lewis’s family re-ignited the mystery with an advertisement aired during Baskin’s debut in Dancing with the Stars.
The ad aired during the TV show “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday night in Tampa and Jacksonville, as well as other markets, Diversity has confirmed. The daughters of Lewis, a former assistant and family lawyer, asked viewers with any information about Lewis’ disappearance or Baskin’s alleged involvement to reach a tip. They also said a $ 100,000 reward was funded for the investigation.
Lewis’ disappearance has become a hotly debated topic after people watched “Tiger King” on Netflix earlier this year. Many viewers, including several people interviewed for Tiger King, claim that Baskin killed Lewis by feeding him tigers and throwing all kinds of evidence in a meat grinder. Baskin has repeatedly denied allegations that she was involved in Lewis’ disappearance. The other common theory from the show is that Lewis may have escaped to Costa Rica by plane and disappeared.
No one was arrested or charged in connection with the Lewis case, and he was declared legally dead in 2002. Due to growing interest in the case since the Tiger King’s debut, Florida police officers have resumed their investigation and asked the public for any potential customers.
Baskin made headlines as one of the great contestants this season of “Dancing With the Stars”, thanks to his popularity as “Tiger King”. In the first episode, she wore a tiger print outfit and danced on the Eye of the Tiger.
Colleagues in this season of “Dancing With the Stars” include Nelly, Justina Machado, AJ McLean, Monica Aldama, Caitlin Bristow, Johnny Weir, Skye Jackson, Nev Shulman, Charles Oakley, Anne Heche, Jani May and Chrischel Staus.