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Big Cat Rescue: The Violent Nature of Carole Lewis Baskin

Subject: The Violent Nature of Carole Lewis Baskin
Source:  Two Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Hillsborough County Court Records

Much has been said about the fact that Carole Lewis Baskin's missing millionaire husband, Don Lewis, filed for an order of protection from her just weeks before he disappeared. But Don Lewis isn't the only grown man who feared that Carole Lewis Baskin might take his life.

On October 18, 2002, with Baskin's second husband still missing, her live-in lover, Jay C. Baykal, also petitioned the court for an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

Mr. Baykal lists their address as 7106 Riverwood Blvd, Tampa, Fl and states that the house is jointly owned, although according to the petition, Baykal had met Carole Baskin just four months before on June 12, 2002. Below is Jay Baykal's petition for protection from Carole Lewis Baskin.

Case # 02 17366

On October 16, 2002 Jay Baykal claims that, "on the phone and at the home (Baskin) told me she will "kick my ass out of there whatever it takes." I honestly fear I am in danger of death or serious bodily injury because her prior husband is missing and presumed dead. One day she said to me when I asked her what happens if your husband shows up now? Her response was "dead body can not talk". Her former husband's daughter told me she could be dangerous and watch my back. Respondent (Baskin) carries two guns loaded always one in her truck and one in her residence. She said she was a suspect in her husband's disappearance. Recently (3 or 4 days ago) she told me human remains were found near Lazy Days RV Center, she said she hopes it's not on her property or she will be in deep shit."

View the the petition here >>.

Why have the police not searched any property owned by Carole Baskin in 1997 near Lazy Days RV Center for Don's body? Why will they not look for Don's body under the septic tank buried at Big Cat Rescue the day after he went missing?

According to one witness, when the detective in charge of the Don Lewis case, Detective Chris Fox, was asked these questions he replied that there was "not enough probable cause" to search.

A man's wife threatens to kill him, he asks for an order of protection and is denied, he goes missing and his body is never found, the wife comes up with a will and power of attorney that she prepared, giving her control over his millions if he is disabled or "disappears", a supposed witness to the will and power of attorney now admits that she never saw Don Lewis sign either one but perjured herself in court out of fear of Baskin, a second man living with Baskin is in fear of his life after Baskin tells him she will be "in deep shit" if human remains are found on her property...what more probable cause does the Hillsborough Sheriff's Department need in order to look for a missing man? 

Although we have copies of a records search in 2007 revealing six (6) separate incidents referencing "domestic relations"; two (2) involving first husband Michael E Murdock, the order of protection filed by missing second husband Don Lewis, and an order of protection plus two (2) additional incidents involving lover Jay C Baykal, a search in 2011 met with a statement that these documents were destroyed in 2008, "in accordance with retention requirements set forth in Rules of Judical Administration 2.075." Who was able to have these records destroyed...and why?

See all six complaints here >>.

Why does Baskin refuse to this day to take a lie detector test on her knowledge of her missing millionaire husband Don's disappearance? Why is The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office not doing more to find Don Lewis? His children deserve to know what happened to their father.

NOTE: There is a $20,000 reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of the body of Don Lewis. You can remain anonymous.

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