Missing Tennessee Family: Officials ID Bodies Found at Suspect’s Home
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Two bodies found at the home of a Mississippi man were identified Monday as a missing Tennessee mother and her oldest daughter, raising fears about the safety of the woman’s two younger daughters.
The Memphis, Tenn., FBI office announced Monday night that the bodies found in Adam Mayes’ home were those of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter Adrienne, 14. Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are believed to still be with Mayes, the FBI said. Mayes may be using the alias of Christopher Zachery Wylde or Paco Rodrigass.
Police on Monday searched Mayes’ Guntown, Miss., home, even digging up several places in his yard in their search. Roadblocks were also set up on Mississippi highways, with police stopping cars and checking the trunks.
Mayes, 35, was last seen in his home state before allegedly kidnapping Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters.
Union County, Miss., Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said they have no leads on where Mayes is. “We’re not sure that he’s in the area. We’re not sure that he’s left the area,” Edwards said. “We don’t have anything to confirm either way.”
Police have said the family is in “extreme danger” after the gruesome discovery of two bodies over the weekend in the home where Mayes was last seen.
“At this point Mayes is the primary suspect and our focus is on locating him and the victims,” FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic told ABC News Monday. “We’re actively looking in the area of Mississippi. However, there is information to show he has connections to other states. We’ve got local, state and national law enforcement agents out.”
The discovery of the bodies led officials to issue an Amber Alert in search for the family.
Bain and her girls vanished April 27 after leaving their home in Whiteville, Tenn., which is located between Jackson and Memphis.
Investigators said they believe that the two young girls have been disguised by Mayes. “We do have information that he has altered the appearances of everybody including himself, primarily from cutting their hair,” Siskovic said earlier. “The girls may have far shorter hair than the pictures out there.”
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