Update: Missing Girls Found Safe, Fugitive Found Dead

An update to an article we posted earlier this week: Alexandria Bain,12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were found unharmed in a densely wooded area behind Mayes’ home in Guntown, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol tracked down kidnapper and murder Adam Mayes and the two young sisters and a dramatic showdown ensued, and Mayes shot himself in the head– mere inches from the girls.

Authorities said the girls had not eaten in three days and were dirty, hungry and dehydrated but otherwise okay.

“The girls were found alive and appear to be unharmed,” Daniel McMullen, the FBI special agent in charge for the state of Mississippi, told reporters. “Officers also apprehended top-10 fugitive Adam Mayes. Preliminary reports indicate Mayes shot himself in the head and was later pronounced dead in an area hospital.”

Thirteen days prior, Mayes kidnapped and killed the girls’ mother, Jo Ann Bain, 31 and sister, Adrienne, 14. It is believed that Mayes kidnapped and murdered the two because he wanted custody of Alexandria and Kyliyah, because believed they were his children.

Mayes’ wife, Teresa, and his mom, Mary, have both been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping.

Alexandria and Kyliyah were taken to the hospital and will be interview at a later date.