FBI works to ID 2 dead; mom, kids had been missing

By The Associated Press






HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are working to identify two people found dead at a home associated with a man suspected in the abduction of a woman and her three young daughters.

The bodies were found in Mississippi, though FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic would not say if they were children. They were found late Friday night or early Saturday morning at a residence associated with 35-year-old Adam Mayes, 35.

He is charged in Tennessee with abducting Jo Ann Bain and her daughters: 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain, 12-year-old Alexandria and 14-year-old Adrienne.

They were last seen April 27 in Hardeman County, Tenn., which is about 70 miles east of Memphis. The woman’s husband reported her missing, and her vehicle was found abandoned.

Authorities were still trying to determine if Jo Ann Bain went with Mayes willingly.

Anyone with information is asked to call 601-987-1353 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Click here for press release from FBI in Memphis.

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is issuing an Amber Alert. Four people have been abducted.
They are identified as Jo Anne, Adrienne, Alexandria, and Kyliyah Bain and were last seen yesterday.
Adrienna is a white female. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 129 pounds. Alexandria is a white female. She has brown hair and hazel eyes and is 5 feet tall and weighs 105 pounds. Kyliyah is a white female. She has blonde hair and brown eyes and is 4 feet tall and weighs 57 pounds. They may be in the company of their mother, Jo Ann Bain and an adult male, Adam Mayes. Jo Ann is a white female. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Adam Mayes is a white male. He has brown hair and blue eyes and is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.
Mayes has altered his appearance by cutting his hair and may have also cut the hair of the children and dyed it an unknown color.
Information has been developed during the investigation that the children may be in extreme danger.
Warrants for kidnapping are being issued for Adam Mayes, who is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Mayes was last seen in Guntown, Mississippi on Tuesday May 1, 2012. They may be going to Arizona or Mississippi.
Mayes has connections to Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
If you have any information on these subjects, please contact the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 601-987-1353.

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Authorities: 3 girls and their mother missing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three sisters and their mother may be in “extreme danger” after they were abducted in Tennessee and last seen in Mississippi, but they could be in another state where their suspected kidnapper has connections, authorities said Saturday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert on Saturday morning, and Tennessee authorities also have issued an alert. The girls are believed to be with their mother Jo Ann Bain, 31, and Adam Mayes, 35.

The girls are Kyliyah Bain, 8; Alexandria, 12; and Adrienne, 14.

Authorities said they could still be in Mississippi or headed to Arizona. Mayes also has connections to Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

“Information has been developed during the investigation that the children may be in extreme danger. Warrants for kidnapping are being issued for Adam Mayes, who is considered armed and extremely dangerous,” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a news release Saturday.

Strain said he would release more information as it becomes available.

Mayes was last seen Tuesday in Guntown, Miss.

Authorities described Adrienne as a white girl with brown hair and eyes. She’s 5 feet 4 inches tall and 129 pounds. Alexandria has brown hair and hazel eyes and is 5 feet tall and 105 pounds. Kyliyah has blonde hair and brown eyes and is 4 feet tall and 57 pounds.

However, authorities said Mayes may have cut his hair, as well as cut and dyed the girls’ hair to disguise their identities.

Anyone with information is asked to call 601-987-1353 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.