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Extremely popular and and very controversial series Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has sparked renewed interest in a missing person cold case in Florida that is featured in the docuseries. Authorities in Tampa confirmed Tuesday that they’ve received a slew of tips in the case of Jack Donald “Don” Lewis, who’s been missing since 1997.
Lewis was married to Big Cat Rescue owner Carole Baskin, the intended target of a murder-for-hire plot which has been a focal point of the docuseries.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a media briefing from his home Tuesday that his office is receiving about six tips a day and “will be reviewing the evidence,” Tampa’s WFLA News 8 reports.
The Netflix docuseries centers on the story of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” a former Oklahoma tiger-zoo owner who’s serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in the Baskin murder-for-hire plot and other charges. Joe Exotic has repeatedly accused Baskin of killing her husband and feeding his body to the tigers at her animal rescue center, an allegation Baskin vehemently denies.
Baskin has previously called the Netflix docuseries “disappointing.”
Chronister confirmed Baskin said her attorney told her to refuse a polygraph test, WFLA 8 reports.