Adam Mayes, the Mississippi fugitive suspected of the Bain family double murder, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 10, local police say. The youngest Bain daughters he kidnapped were found alive.
Police captured Adam Mayes, the man who killed a Tennessee mother and her oldest daughter before kidnapping her two youngest daughters. The missing girls, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were found alive after being on the run with Mayes for two weeks.
Mayes, 35, shot himself in the head when apprehended by police on May 10, the Daily Mail reports. Police found Mayes and the two girls after acting on a tip that directed them in the area of New Albany, Mississippi, which is approximately a half-hour drive from Mayes’ home.
The double murder of the Bain girls’ mother, JoAnn, 31, and sister Adrienne, 14, was meant to aid in the kidnapping of the young daughters, Adam’s wife, Teresa revealed. JoAnn and Adrienne’s bodies were found buried in the backyard of Adam’s mobile home in Mississippi on May 5.
Alexandria and Kyliyah are both safe and being taken to a local hospital for observation, police say.
— Kaydi Poirier
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