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Lewis’ family has long suspected that Baskin, who runs the nonprofit Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla., had something to do with his disappearance.
In Tiger King, Maldonado-Passage accused her of disposing of the man’s body by feeding it to her big cats.
Baskin has long denied those accusations, and on her organization’s website, she slammed Tiger King as “salacious and sensational,” saying it “has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don in 1997.”
Chronister told PEOPLE that Baskin is “not a suspect at this time,” adding, “We don’t have any evidence to even call her a person of interest.”
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