FBI: Reward paid in Mayes case

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The FBI said Monday that it paid reward money to more than one person who gave authorities information that helped them find a fugitive accused of killing a mother and 14-year-old her daughter

The information directly led authorities to Adam Mayes in the woods of north Mississippi on May 10, the FBI said. Mayes was accused of killing Jo Ann Bain and her daughter Adrienne in their Whiteville, Tenn. home on April 27. Mayes was accused of kidnapping Bain’s two other daughters, Kyliyah, 8, and Alexandria, 12, and taking them to Guntown, Miss., where he lived.

An intense manhunt ended when Mayes killed himself when approached by SWAT officers in deep woods behind a church just a few miles from his home. The girls were rescued safely.

The FBI would not say how many people received the reward money, who was paid out or how much they received.

The FBI believes Mayes and his wife, Teresa Mayes, drove the bodies of Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain from Whiteville to Guntown. Authorities believe he buried the bodies in the backyard of his home.

Teresa Mayes is being held in Hardeman County, Tenn., on murder charges in the deaths of Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain.