Things are getting worse for Tiger King star Carole Baskin.
The Florida sheriff, whose operational territory includes Baskin’s sanctuary Big Cat Rescue, has told TMZ that he has suspicions that she may have been involved in the disappearance of her second husband, Don Lewis. Lewis mysteriously disappeared 23 years ago.
Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff, told media that he is not “yet” ready to say that Baskin is a person of interest in the cold case.
Carole Baskin had many times denied murdering her second husband, and feeding him to big cats, like some report suggested.
The Baskins have used their website to strongly deny allegations made in the Netflix show Tiger King by the documentary’s antihero, Joe Exotic, that Carole murdered Lewis and fed his body to their big cats.
As you all know, Joe Exotic is in prison, serving his 22 years sentence for plotting to murder Baskin.
Chronister told TMZ: “I’m extremely suspicious, but not just of her, of this whole circle here. I don’t want to allude to the fact or insinuate that she’s a person of interest and that this is who we are focusing on. I’m not comfortable saying that yet.
“Listen, there’s normally not one person that commits a homicide, it’s always a couple of people. This had to be extremely planned out, this had to be well thought out, there’s someone else involved in this, there is someone who is paid to do it, there is someone who helped do it. I’m hoping that person wants to come and get this off their chest and help law enforcement do the right thing.”
Chronister said there would be a possibility such a person would be given a deal, saying: “You start talking about different things with immunity, you know. Deals are cut and every deal is on the table right now. Help us solve this case”, he added.