Tiger King star Carole Baskin is facing fresh claims she was involved in the disappearance of her husband more than two decades ago.
The Big Cat Rescue boss, who shot to fame when the hit Netflix series was released last year, was married to millionaire businessman Don Lewis when he vanished in 1997.
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He was declared legally dead in 2002 and Baskin has repeatedly denied claims she was involved.
Now a retired homicide investigator has claimed to have “uncovered new evidence” which could prove that Carole was responsible for Don’s murder.
Jim Rathmann, who conducted a lengthy probe into the case for Tigers, Lies and Cover Ups, an Investigation Discovery documentary, told Sunrise he had found Baskin had gifted properties worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to her handyman shortly after Don disappeared.
“We actually discovered that one month after Don Lewis disappeared in August of 1997, Carole Lewis, today known as Carole Baskin, went ahead and gave three properties to handyman, Kenny Farr.
“These properties are valued at well over six figures and he paid $US9,080 ($A11,910) for all three properties.
“Anything you under $US10,000 (A$12,900) you don’t need to have a paper trail for,” he claimed.
Rathmann said the handyman’s ex-wife had also revealed to him that “Kenny actually showed up at their house in Don’s van with all of Don’s firearms, given to him by Carole,” days before the millionaire was reported missing.
The mystery surrounding Lewis’ disappearance was mentioned often in the Tiger King series, with star Joe Exotic claiming Baskin “killed her husband and fed him to the tigers.”
Kenny and Carole have strongly denied all claims against them.
Watch Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover Up Saturday March 20 at 8:30pm on Investigation Discovery