A former prosecutor and super lawyer who reps celebs like Jay-Z and Mick Jagger now has a new client — the family of Carole Baskin‘s first husband who wants him to crack the case.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Alex Spiro has been retained by the family of Don Lewis to investigate his disappearance back in 1997.
Our sources say Spiro’s goal is to get to the bottom of the Lewis mystery before “Tiger King 2” drops.
Spiro has the chops to figure out what happened to Lewis. As a prosecutor, he was involved in the case of serial killer Rodney Alcala. He’s also investigated the cold case of Robert Durst‘s first wife. His client list is long and impressive. Aside from Jay-Z and Mick, Spiro’s clients include DeMarcus Cousins, Charles Oakley, Thabo Sefolosha and Julian Edelman.
We’re told he’s in the gathering evidence phase and has already interviewed a key witness who turned over information our sources call “key.”
The Sheriff in the area where Don was last seen is convinced he was killed and has been investigating, but so far, no results.
Our sources say Lewis’ family wants Spiro to identify a possible murderer and turn the information over to prosecutors.
As you know by now, a lot of people think Carole Baskin was involved in Don’s disappearance … something she has strongly and consistently denied. Don’s assistant told TMZ the day he disappeared he told her he was filing for divorce and moving out of the country.