Cadaver dogs ‘pick up scent of human remains’ near lake house of Carole Baskin’s missing husband Don Lewis as his family sue the Tiger King star for information on his 1997 disappearance

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Cadaver dogs appear to have picked up the scent of human remains near a Florida lake house belonging to Carole Baskin’s missing husband, Don Lewis.

Lewis – who started a Tampa animal sanctuary which later became Big Cat Rescue Corp – vanished a day before a scheduled trip to Costa Rica back in 1997.

Despite the fact he was legally declared dead back in 2002, his disappearance garnered global interest earlier this year following Baskin’s star appearance in the Netflix documentary, Tiger King.

Lewis’ remains have never been found and Baskin denies having anything to do his disappearance. However, her arch nemesis, Joseph ‘Joe Exotic’ Maldonado-Passage, has made wild claims that she fed Lewis to tigers.

In a new Investigation Discovery special titled Tigers, Lies And Cover Ups – set to air this coming Sunday – private detectives take another look at the case, and bring it cadaver dogs to help try and locate Lewis’ remains.

In one scene from the upcoming special – shared with – Captain Mike Hadsell from Peace River K-9 Search & Rescue brings along a trained dog as he scours the waters right by Lewis’ lake house.

The female dog is disturbed by the scents she picks up, whimpering and barking as the boat circles one portion of the lake.

‘There’s something in that lake, there’s something that’s causing the dog to continuously alert on the west side of the lake near Don Lewis’ house,’ an investigator states.

Meanwhile, Baskin is currently competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars, with Lewis’ daughters using the opportunity to speak out

Last week, Lewis’s three daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna, along with his former assistant, Anne McQueen, made heartfelt pleas for information about his disappearance during a commercial break on the hit ABC show.

Tiger King star Carole Baskin's missing ex-husband Don Lewis was 'strangled and thrown out of an airplane over the Gulf of Mexico', his lawyer claims

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