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BREAKING: Missing Girls Found Alive; Kidnapper Adam Mayes Commits Suicide

Posted on | May 10, 2012 | 10 Comments

Alexandria Bain, 12, Kyliyah Bain, 8, are reported safe

This guy was on the FBI Most Wanted List:

It’s the end of the line for fugitive Adam Mayes. The two Hardeman County [Tennessee] girls that he abducted were found alive Thursday evening. 8-year-old Kyliyah and 12-year-old Alexandria Bain are alive and safe.
Mayes was found near County Road 183 in Alpine. He is reported to be dead. Sources close to Fox 13 are reporting that Mayes died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This story was just headlined on CNN.

UPDATE: MSNBC reports more:

Adam Mayes, suspected of kidnapping Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters, has been captured and is near death, according to reports from in Memphis, Tenn.
The two younger daughters, Alexandria, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were both found safe and are now with authorities, WMCTV reported.
The Union County Sheriff’s Department found Mayes with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Memphis station reported. Initial media reports say that he was found at a church near Alpine, Miss., about 45 minutes from the Tennessee border.
Mayes was charged with the first-degree murders of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her eldest daughter, Adrienne Bain, 14, whose bodies were found buried outside Mayes’ mother’s home last week.

UPDATE II: While the initial reports said Mayes was already dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, there now seems to be some confusion. At any rate, this was a very strange crime:

Bain’s mother-in-law earlier said she believed Mayes killed the girls’ mother and her eldest daughter, and then ran away with the the two girls because he believed the girls were his own children.
Josie Tate, the mother of Mayes’ wife Teresa, told ABC News affiliate WTVC that her daughter and Mayes fought often over whether Mayes was actually the father of JoAnn Bain’s two youngest children.
Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, were killed in their Tennessee home on April 27, and then taken with the two youngest daughters to Mayes’ home in Mississippi, according to police affidavits. Teresa and Mayes have both been charged with murder, but Mayes remains at large and on the run. The FBI has placed Mayes on its Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives list.

UPDATE III: Now Fox News reports Mayes dead:

The Mississippi man suspected of kidnapping four women in a Tennessee family and killing a mother and daughter died after shooting himself Thursday evening, a law enforcement source tells Fox News. . . .
Mayes and his wife, Teresa, are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne, 14. Their bodies were found buried outside the Mayes’ home a week after they were reported missing by Jo Ann Bain’s husband, Gary.
Mayes’ mother-in-law Josie Tate told The Associated Press that Mayes thought the missing sisters might actually be his daughters and it caused problems in his marriage to her daughter, Teresa, who is jailed in the case.
In an earlier interview, Tate’s daughter, Bobbi Booth, said Teresa Mayes suspected her husband was having an affair with Jo Ann Bain.

OK, to sort out what is a bizarre and confusing story: Mayes was married to Teresa, who suspected him of having an affair with Ann Bain. But Mayes then kidnappeed Ann Bain and three of her daughters, the youngest two of which he believed to be his own children. He killed Bain and the oldest daughter. Mayes’s wife and mother have both been charged in connection with those murders.

UPDATE IV: America’s Most Wanted provides background on the crime:

Search warrants were executed at the Mayes residence in Mississippi, and during the search, two bodies were found in shallow graves behind the home. The bodies were positively identified as Jo Ann and her eldest daughter, Adrienne.
Mayes’ mother, Mary, has also been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Invesigators say Mayes had a plan to kidnap the two youngest girls. Cops say Jo Ann Bain and her daughter, Adrienne were killed in their home in Tennessee and then transported to Mayes’ house in Guntown, Miss.
Teresa and Mary both allegedly confessed during a police interview and said they witnessed Mayes digging holes in Mary’s backyard — where the bodies of Jo Ann and Adrienne were found. Cops say Teresa also told authorities that she was there when Adam killed Jo Ann and Adrienne in the garage of the Bain home.


10 Responses to “BREAKING: Missing Girls Found Alive; Kidnapper Adam Mayes Commits Suicide”

  1. Mike G.
    May 10th, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

     Fox News says they caught Mayes?

  2. Taxpayer1234
    May 10th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Well, maybe it was suicide by cop.  As long as the girls are safe, I could care less what happens to him.

  3. Mike G.
    May 10th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Here’s the link from Fox News that says Mayes was apprehended.

    Unless he committed suicide by cop.

  4. Christy Waters
    May 10th, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Awesome! Another piece of human debris gets put on the burning trash pile.

  5. JeffS
    May 11th, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    I’m glad the girls are safe, and the cum is dead.  I just wish he could have suffered a bit before passing on.

  6. JeffS
    May 11th, 2012 @ 12:03 am

     I meant “scum”, of course.

  7. Adjoran
    May 11th, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    I’m against suicide, but dammit, if that’s in the plan,  just freakin’ DO IT and skip the killing other people part, asshole!  In what parallel universe does this make ANY sense?

    This dirtbag thought he could kidnap the girls he thought were his daughters, kill their mom and older sister, and somehow he was going to get away with it?  

  8. ThomasD
    May 11th, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    And people wonder where Faulkner, O’Connor, Welty,, got it from.

  9. ThePaganTemple
    May 11th, 2012 @ 11:47 am

     I doubt that this was the original plan, it probably started out with him trying to convince the woman to not move to another state as the family was preparing to do, and somehow just spiraled out of control.

  10. ThePaganTemple
    May 11th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    There’s two men sitting at a table, looks like they might be playing cards, in the background of the picture of the youngest girl. I wonder if one of them was Mayes. Eerie.