The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace in Florida renewed its investigation into the case in 2020. Cpl. Moises Garcia advised The Tampa Bay Occasions that the Division of Homeland Safety not too long ago assisted the Sheriff’s Workplace by way of its Panama workplace by “operating down leads in Costa Rica.”
Garcia declined to touch upon the doc proven on the present, citing the open investigation. Nevertheless, Joseph C. Dominick, a former sheriff’s investigator who assisted Garcia on the case, advised the newspaper that something on the sequence suggesting Lewis was alive in Costa Rica is “all noise.”
Garcia referred to as Baskin a “high-profile individual of curiosity” within the case. When requested if she is a suspect, Garcia mentioned the one individual not a suspect is himself, including, “All people else is a risk.”
Baskin mentioned in a press release on her web site on Thursday that Tiger King 2 “continues to do the whole lot they’ll to falsely persuade the viewer that Carole was concerned in Don Lewis’ disappearance…And for everybody who nonetheless desires to imagine that Carole killed Don, then please clarify to us why you suppose armchair detectives, or you might be higher knowledgeable than the Particular Agent in Cost on the FBI on this Homeland Safety Doc which says ‘Don Lewis is at the moment alive and effectively in Costa Rica.'”
Lewis’ household is providing a personal $100,000 reward for ideas that might result in discovering out what occurred to him. They’ve marketed it on billboards and even in an advert that aired in fall 2020 throughout Dancing With the Stars, when Baskin competed on the present.
Baskin has a concept that Lewis crashed a small airplane or ultralight into the Gulf of Mexico, which she detailed in a latest Reddit Q&A. On Tiger King 2, Lewis’ affiliate in Costa Rica, Rey Rodriguez, mentioned that the person “talked about transferring to Costa Rica to start out over contemporary” and advised him “he was there to get away from Carole.” Rodriguez mentioned Lewis flew a Cessna airplane forwards and backwards there after which he usually introduced in heavy bins stuffed with $100,000-$200,000 in $100 payments, buried underneath used garments, and put the case “in numerous firms” to cover cash.
One in every of Lewis’ daughters. Donna Pettis, mentioned on the episode, “That seems like Dad. That seems like he would have been making an attempt to get his cash out of the States in order that when he divorced Carole, there can be much less that he must give her.”