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Josie Klakström
Josie Klakström
 28 days ago

24 years after Don Lewis’ disappearance, Alex Spiro is now on the case.
Don Lewis married Carole in 1991.Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Carole Baskin had been married to Don Lewis for just six years when the millionaire went missing in the late ‘90s. Back then, Don was flying back and forth from Florida to Costa Rica to shuttle exotic cats and to have multiple affairs. At the time, police believed he’d crashed into the sea, as no craft or body was ever recovered.

Don’s children and ex-wife aren’t so sure this is the whole truth, and now they’re setting their sights on famed attorney Alex Spiro. The attorney, whose clients include Jay-Z and Mick Jagger, isn’t new to the high profile life. He was on Aaron Hernandez’s defence team in 2015, and he was part of the investigative team in Kathleen Durst’s disappearance in 1982. He was also part of the prosecution team against serial killer Rodney Alcala.

"If he were to be found, I would take care of him for the rest of his life and my husband Howie is the kind of person who would understand that," Carole Baskin told Fox News back in January.

Don left $5million behind, including a $1.25million life insurance policy. The $5million was split between Carole and Don’s children from his first marriage, where Carole got $4million. Don’s secretary of 18 years ended up walking away with his life insurance pay-out.

Before Don vanished, there was a restraining order filed by Don against his wife because he claimed she’d threatened to kill him. Carole maintained that Don’s mental health had begun to deteriorate, along with his memory. Don filed the injunction just two months before he disappeared.

Don was declared dead in 2002, and Carole met her third husband, Howard Baskin, the same year. He was a management consultant, and the pair married two years later on a beach. The ceremony was small, and their wedding photos were comical, as Carole posed with Howard attached to a leash.

Spiro is planning to investigate the 24-year-old unsolved disappearance, starting with witnesses. According to news sources, Spiro already has a crucial witness in the case.

If there was one man for the job of solving Don Lewis’ disappearance, it’s Alex Spiro.

If you have any information about Jack “Don” Lewis’ disappearance, you can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on 813-247-8200.