US kidnapping suspect dead, two girls alive
Adam Mayes, left, with Adrienne and Alexandria Bain. Photo: Reuters
Mississippi authorities say a fugitive accused of a double-killing and kidnapping has been killed but the two girls he fled with are safe.
Guntown Police Chief Michael Hall says 35-year-old Adam Mayes was killed on Thursday evening. He says 12-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain are safe.
Hall says Mayes died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The chief says a SWAT team located Mayes and when they moved in to apprehend him, he shot himself.
He says the girls are being taken to a hospital for observation. It was not immediately clear if the girls were with Mayes.
Mayes' wife told investigators her husband killed Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain on April 27 at their home so he could abduct the two young sisters.
Mayes was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list after the kidnapping.
Mayes was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. Also charged was his wife, Teresa Mayes, 30.
His mother, Mary Frances Mayes, 65, was charged with four counts of intent to commit especially aggravated kidnapping. Both Mayes women are being held at the Hardeman County Jail on bond.
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