Human Remains Scent Detected at Carole Baskin's Missing Husband's Home | 22 Words

The scent of human remains have reportedly been picked up at the home of Carole Baskin's missing husband's home.

Cadaver dogs picked up the smell of remains so now Baskin will be questioned extensively under oath about Don Lewis's disappearance by lawyers as part of the Lewis family's lawsuit against her.

Keep scrolling to learn more.

Carole Baskin is usually seen with her head held high.

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But today's news will certainly change that.

A few weeks back on Dancing With the Stars, Carole could be seen getting emotional when discussing her time on the show...

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Which has apparently had a much bigger effect on her than we have been led on to believe.

Though, of course, many people aren't surprised that Tiger King's repercussions have brought her to tears...

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Because, as you may well know, her time on the show was surrounded with a lot of controversy.

For starters, the show highlighted Carole's involvement with her ex-husband, Don Lewis' sudden and mysterious disappearance.

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So, what are the facts? Well, on the morning of August 18, 1997, Carole's millionaire husband, Don vanished at the age of sixty. His car was later found at a nearby airport.

The self-made millionaire had helped Carole transform their forty acres of Florida land into the animal sanctuary it is today.

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Some of Don's relatives speculated that Carole was involved in his disappearance.

Rumors quickly began circulating that she murdered him and fed him to the tigers...

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In fact, this claim was made by the oldest of Don's 4 children, Donna Pettis, then forty-two, back in 1998. She claimed that Carole feeding his body to the 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."

It was reported that, 2 months before he went missing, Don tried to take out a restraining order against Carole, claiming she’d threatened to shoot him.

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He was not granted the order. Carole has repeatedly protested her innocence, and says that any claims made that she fed her husband to the big cats are "ludicrous."

But, 5 years after Don went missing, Carole had him legally declared dead...

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And to this day, nobody has been charged with anything to do with his disappearance.

Don's disappearance is still an active cold case...

And the Hillsborough County Sheriff, Chad Chronister, wants Tiger King fans to help crack it. "I figured it was time to use the popularity of the show to see if anyone wanted to come forward with new leads."

Since the show aired on Netflix...

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Carole and her current husband, Howard, have been subjected to constant abuse online.

Carole spoke out about the ordeal recently...

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Speaking to the New York Post, she said: "He’s [Joe Exotic] been trying, since 2009, to get his minions to kill me. He was constantly going on his internet show, saying that he has to get rid of me. It was very disturbing. The kinds of people who back up what he does are not stable people. It would be one thing if he went out to mainstream America. But he was going out to a group of whack-jobs."

And when the reality star turned lawyer, Kim Kardashian. tweeted about the ordeal...

More and more people wanted to hear Carole's "confession" about the whole meat grinder rumor.

She has characterized such talk as the "most ludicrous of all the lies."

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Pointing out in a blog post that her tigers eat meat broken down into 1-inch cubes before being ground in her tabletop meat grinder, she said: "The idea that a human body could be put through it is idiotic."

Even though Carole's comments seemed to be legit...

People are still convinced that she was behind the murder of Don Lewis.

So, of course, these allegations are bound to have some sort of effect on her... Right?

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Carole very rarely lets her guard down so, at a first glance, it seems that she has continued to live her life with very little care to her new-found Tiger King fame.

Well, we have been gravely mistaken.

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Behind the smiles and the blasé reactions to frightful murder accusations, Carole has actually been struggling with her controversial Tiger King fame.

Carole has joined the cast of this year's Dancing With The Stars...

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And a preview of this week's episode has shown a different side to the big cat lover.

As she opened up to her dance partner, Pasha Pashkov, about the negative aftermath of the popular documentary, she became visibly tearful...

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"I keep it inside," she said in the teaser clip. "That is the absolute worst of this."

Carole could be seen dissolving into tears...

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Before Pasha leaned forward to bring her into a warm embrace.

You can watch the snippet here.

But today's news is even darker.

The scent of human remains have been detected at Don's former home.

According to The Sun, cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains. Now, Carole is set to be questioned extensively under oath about Lewis's disappearance. She'll be questioned by lawyers as part of the Lewis family's lawsuit against her, according to an independent investigator who's working on the case.

A retired homicide detective made the claim.

Ex-Secret Service agent and retired homicide detective Jim Rathmann, who has led a probe into the case, explained:
Cadaver dogs can detect human remains 20 feet below water and the fact we have her alerting on the same spot was extremely exciting. But after 23 years whatever is in there is covered in mud, makes a search, there is zero visibility and there’s alligators there. We are not going to find a body, but if Don, hypothetically, had gone through a meat grinder we are looking for soft bone fragments, clothing or maybe a tooth. Best case scenario is you find a tooth or bone that you extract DNA from. The best way would be to establish a barrier, pump water out, allow that area to dry and bring cadaver dogs to search again.
The dark discovery will be revealed in an explosive new documentary airing Sunday on Investigation Discovery (ID).