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Don LEWIS

American Don LEWIS

born Donald John LEWIS

American missing person who disappeared on the morning of August 18, 1997, after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on March 20, 1938 in Dade City, Florida, United States
Died: on August 19, 2002 in Florida, United States


Biography

Jack Donald Lewis (April 30, 1938 – legal d. August 19, 2002) was an American missing person who disappeared on the morning of August 18, 1997, after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida. The investigation into his disappearance has stretched from Lewis's Wildlife on Easy Street sanctuary in Tampa, co-owned by his second wife Carole Baskin, to land owned by Lewis in Costa Rica. No evidence of Lewis being killed has surfaced, but investigators believe it is unlikely that he disappeared on his own. Lewis left behind over $5 million in assets. He was declared legally dead on the fifth anniversary of his disappearance in 2002.

As of 2020, the case is still open. Nobody has been arrested or charged with a crime in relation to the case. Lewis's disappearance was covered in the 2020 crime documentary series Tiger King, which focused on a feud between Baskin and Oklahoma-based private zoo owner Joe Exotic. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has used the popularity of Tiger King to help investigate the disappearance.

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