Samuel Israel III tricked his investors, lied to his lawyers and misled the police. But in the end, he listened to his mother.
The fugitive former manager of the Bayou Group hedge fund, whose faked suicide on a Hudson River bridge and subsequent disappearance last month set off an international manhunt, turned himself in Wednesday morning in Southwick, Mass., just after speaking to his mother by phone.
Unlike some other notable fugitives, Mr. Israel, did not make it very far. He apparently spent the last four weeks living in a recreational vehicle at a Massachusetts campground, picking up supplies at the camp's small store.