The body of a 68-year-old man named Gerald Yager was found in his burning home in Gary, Indiana about 4 a.m. last Saturday. Yager’s hands were handcuffed in front of him. His throat was cut and multiple gasoline cans were found in the home. Gerald Yager was last seen alive about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Gerald Yager was the older brother of former American Outlaws Association regional boss and longtime federal fugitive Randy Mark “Mad” Yager. Randy Yager was indicted in an ambitious federal racketeering indictment in 1997 and was accused of conspiring to murder members of the Invaders and Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubs in 1994. He was re-indicted last month in Wisconsin and charged with an elaborated list of crimes that includes seven counts of conspiracy and two counts of murder.
David And Margie
Randy Yager and his girlfriend, a concert violinist named Margie Jelovcic, disappeared after he was indicted and started a new life in the resort town of Rosarito in Baja California. They called themselves David and Margie Dorian and they were, by dozens of accounts, admirable, kind, generous and hardworking. They joined a group of retired Americans called the Independent Footprinters Association United States/Mexico. Among their favorites charities were the local police.
They were eating steaks and drinking beer at a bar called La Maroma lst October 15 when Yager was apprehended by U.S. Marshals accompanied by Mexican police. Margie died of a gunshot wound to the head within minutes after crashing her 1999 Ford Explorer. The exact circumstances of her death are obscure. She was either executed by Mexican police as she lay trapped in her overturned car or she shot herself in the head.
Randy Yager was immediately extradited back to the United States. The Marshals have never said how they found him. At the time of his apprehension, a $25,000 reward was “offered for information leading directly to Yager’s arrest.”
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich told the Northwest Indiana Times that “investigators were looking into a statement from a relative of Gerald Yager’s that the slain man had received notes containing death threats he believed were from his brother.”