Adam Mayes


Two Bodies Found in Search for Missing Mother & Children

Two bodies have been discovered during the search for a missing Hardeman County mother and her three children.

According to a press release from the FBI, federal search warrants were executed at residences in Mississippi on May 4, 2012. During that search, two bodies were found. At this time their identities are unconfirmed.

On Friday, April 27, 2012, Jo Ann Bain, age 31, and her three children, Kyliyah Bain, age 8, Alexandria Bain, age 12, and Adrienne Bain, age 14, were reported missing by her husband. Jo Ann Bain’s vehicle was later found abandoned.

Investigators said they developed information that Adam Mayes, 35, is responsible for their disappearance. Mayes was considered a friend of the family.

Authorities reportedly made contact with Mayes early in the investigation, but he later fled when law enforcement subsequently attempted to contact him. Mayes was last reported seen on May 1, 2012 in Guntown, Mississippi.

Investigators believe that Adam Mayes may have changed his and the missing victims' appearances.

Based on all known information the missing victims are considered to be in extreme danger. Adam Mayes should be considered armed and dangerous.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Adam Mayes for the kidnapping of Jo Ann Bain and her three children.

Anyone with information that may lead to the location of Adam Mayes and the missing victims should immediately contact the Tennessee Fusion Center at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).

This case is being investigated by Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office (Mississippi), TBI, FBI, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshal’s Service (USMS), the 25th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Western District of Tennessee and the Northern District of Mississippi.

The FBI and USMS are offering a reward of up to $50,000.00 for information that leads to the location of the missing victims and the arrest of Adam Mayes.


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