The investigation into the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband has found some new leads to pursue.

The Tiger King star, 58, lost her husband Don Lewis when he went missing in 1997.

Now Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister has said that he believes the will is "100% forged".

Speaking to 10 Tampa Bay, Chronister revealed that Baskin is not currently a suspect in the disappearance of her late multi-millionaire husband, who is now presumed dead.

The Florida Sheriff noted that the statute of limitations on the forgery has now passed, meaning no action can now be taken.

He explained: "They called in some experts to say the will was a forgery, but I had already told them that two months ago.

The disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband Don Lewis was examined in Netflix's Tiger King

"Because the girl who came forward and said 'hey, I was forced to witness and say that I witnessed these signatures'.

"The problem was that the statute of limitations had already expires."

The sheriff added: "The will had already been executed but it certainly cast another shadow of suspicion by all means."

He then explained: "A judge deemed it valid so the civil side of it, the disbursement of the funds is one thing, but then you have the criminal side of it is unable to be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations."

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister has spoken about the ongoing investigation into Don Lewis' disappearance

However, does this mean that the authorities are now any closer to discovering what happened to Don Lewis?

Chronister revealed: "I can tell you that investigators have some great leads, they’re working through them.

"I hope something pans out. They talked to the kids; the kids had some extra information that the investigators weren't aware of.

What happened to Don Lewis?

"They talked to the office manager, she started to tell them things that they weren't aware of that they didn't have in the file.

"So, I think they’re going through a lot of information right now and, fingers crossed, I hope they can solve this case."

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available now on Netflix.

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