Majestic Star Casino
Ralph Perez Martinez, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal confinement in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, Ind., who was found dead in her 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the garage of the Majestic Star Casino.
The five casinos took in a total of $95.3 million last month, an 8.9 percent drop from the $104.3 million in revenue reported in March 2013, according to the monthly report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
A person has been taken into custody for questioning in the kidnapping and murder of an elderly woman who was found shot to death in the parking garage of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary last month.
The Griffith Indiana Police Department has released photos of a possible suspect believed to responsible for abducting 76-year-old Mary C. Austgen from her business on March 28.
Mary Austgen was found in her car, in a parking garage. Police had no motive, and friends were mystified at the homicide.
A Minnesota investment firm has taken over two northwestern Indiana casinos as the casino company continues going through bankruptcy reorganization.
The Northwest Indiana casino market, like that in all the Chicago area, continued to decline last month, with only Ameristar in East Chicago showing some increase in revenues.