What Happened to the Disappeared Husband of Carole Baskin, Featured in Netflix Series Tiger King?


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Don Lewis vanished one August 1997 morning, never to be seen again, though his car was found at a nearby airport. Some of his relatives speculated that Baskin may have been connected to his disappearance. In a 1998 interview with PEOPLE, the oldest of Lewis’ four children, Donna Pettis, then 42, claimed that Baskin feeding his body to big cats would be “a perfect scenario to dispose of someone. We were upset that the cops didn’t test the DNA on the meat grinder.”