YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Fugitive Adam Mayes dead, kidnapped girls safe, Mississippi police say

May 10, 2012|By Connie Stewart
  • An undated photo of Adam Mayes.
An undated photo of Adam Mayes. (Hardeman County, Tenn.,…)

A murder-kidnapping case that prompted a major manhunt ended abruptly Thursday night with Adam Mayes dead and two young girls safe, Mississippi authorities said.

Guntown, Miss., Police Chief Michael Hall said Mayes shot himself after a SWAT team discovered him and moved in.

Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are safe, Hall told the Associated Press.

The children had vanished April 27, when Mayes and his ex-wife, Teresa, traveled to Tennessee from their Guntown home. Teresa Mayes has told Tennessee police that Mayes killed the girls' mother, Jo Ann Bain, and her eldest daughter, Adreinne, 14.

Family friends have told the media that Mayes believed the two younger children were his.


Fugitive Adam Mayes may believe kidnapped girls are his children


Colorado special legislative session will consider civil unions

House OKs funds to jail illegal immigrants -- with a caveat

Los Angeles Times Articles