'Tiger King' Star Carole Baskin's Missing Husband 'Strangled and Thrown From Plane' | 22 Words

Carole Baskin is the world's new obsession and people are convinced that she had something to do with the disappearance of her ex-husband, Don Lewis.

But now, Don's former attorney has made some pretty bold claims about his "death"...

Carole Baskin is perhaps the most talked-about woman in the world right now...

And we all know why. But firstly, let's start from the beginning...

Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gave us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.

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The 7-part series retold the story of a war between a very flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic and his enemy, a Florida-based animal activist named Carole Baskin.

But it wasn't just about the tigers and lions...

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It was mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America's big cat community... and people can't get enough.

There was a lot of drama over the years...

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And Joe Exotic seemed to really have it in for Carole Baskin, with footage showing him repeatedly wishing death upon her and describing how he would like to kill her. Yikes.

The show takes things to a whole new level...

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And it has already been branded as "bonkers" by viewers but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't binge-worthy.

Who knew there was such a large cult of exotic animal hoarders in the US?

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And who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?

But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...

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And when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.

As the years went on, Joe's obsession with Carole grew...

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And things began to get dangerous.

And last year, things took a turn for the worst.

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Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison for attempting to have Carole murdered.

He hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was biking down a deserted bike path...

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But the FBI became involved and they thankfully managed to put a stop to this dangerous plan.

Many viewers believe that Joe belongs in prison after his alarming behavior...

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And of course, the internet is now a Tiger King minefield.

The memes have been flooding in...

And even though this is poking fun at real-life events, we cannot get enough during our lockdown boredom.

And we must say...

Tiger King couldn't have possibly come at a better time.

There are some things we wish we could unsee...

And this is certainly one of them. Maybe this is what Joe would have looked like if he won his presidential campaign?

We also can't unsee this...

Sadly.

Now this is something worth thinking about!

We can sure as hell picture this, too...

Little did we know what was to come in January...

New year, new me? Time to think again...

For all of those people in lockdown...

Totally relateable.

It's safe to say...

We probably all need a little bit of therapy after that rollercoaster ride!

But through all of the jokes and laughs...

The spotlight is always placed upon Carole Baskin in regards to her mysteriously missing husband.

So, what are the facts?

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Well, on the morning of August 18, 1997, Carole's millionaire husband, Don Lewis, 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, in a 1998 interview with PEOPLE. 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." Joe Exotic also believes that Carole killed her husband - something he has been pretty vocal about, to say the least.

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."

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 fans of the show 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 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 wack-jobs."

And when 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.

But now, new evidence has emerged...

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Don Lewis' former attorney, Joseph Fritz, is convinced that the millionaire was murdered, according to a recent episode from the Fox Nation series, A Tiger King Investigation.

It is time to hear Joseph's professional opinion...

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"What do you believe happened to Jack Don Lewis?" host Nancy Grace asked the attorney in the most recent episode.

He strongly believes he was murdered in an airplane...

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"What I had heard was that he was strangled from the backseat of an airplane over the Gulf of Mexico at fifty feet and dropped out over the Gulf," Joseph said, noting that Don preferred to fly low under the range of radar detection because his pilot license had been revoked.

He believes that Don was coaxed to a private county airport lured by a deal to purchase an aircraft and was murdered.

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"Don Lewis, he was terribly cheap while he was very wealthy. He was cheap beyond belief. What would have lured him more than anything else is a good deal on an airplane? So that's what I assume happened - that he got lured up to the Pilot Country Estates to look at an airplane," Joseph went on to explain.

"In my view, there’s no question but that he was murdered."

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Joseph then spoke of how Don loved his cats, saying, "He never would have just walked away from them – ever. He was proud of those cats. He loved his cats. Some force made him leave."

The only question remaining is... was Carole behind this?

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Who knows!

You can watch Joseph Fritz's interview here...

And make sure to keep scrolling to check out the sign Baskin-Robbins displayed to ensure they have nothing to do with Carole Baskin...