(WHITEVILLE, Miss.) — Mississippi police have issued an Amber Alert after new details have led them to determine a missing Tennessee mother and her three daughters were abducted and could be in extreme danger.
Jo Ann Bain and her daughters Adrienne, 14; Alexandria, 12; and Kyliyah, 8; have been missing since April 27. They were last seen leaving their home in Whiteville, which is located between Jackson and Memphis, on the morning of their disappearance.
Police said they have reason to believe the missing mother and her three daughters are with Adam Christopher Mayes, 35, of Guntown, Miss.
Mayes, who was questioned by Hardeman County Police on Sunday, is believed to have cut his hair. Authorities said he may have also cut and dyed the hair of the three children to alter their appearances.
Authorities said they will issue kidnap warrants for Mayes, who is considered armed and dangerous.
Earlier this week, investigators issued their first warrant for Mayes, charging him with filing a false report based on statements he made to investigators about the Bain family. Mayes then disappeared.
“We believe he has information on the whereabouts of this family,” Hardeman County, Tenn., Sheriff John Doolan said at a news conference Wednesday.
Bain’s Dodge Durango was found abandoned on a county road less than three miles from their home on Sunday.
The missing mom and her husband Gary were just days away from moving the family to Arizona when she and her children vanished.
The FBI is involved in the investigation since it crosses state lines, said Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
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