Search continues for Adam Mayes and two kidnapped children; new charges filed

POSTED: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 8:08am

An accused kidnapper and his wife are now charged with murdering two of his kidnapped victims.

Teresa Mayes is already behind bars in Tennessee, but authorities are still looking for her husband, Adam Mayes, in a manhunt that's pushed him onto the FBI's Most Wanted List.

The FBI chose Guntown, Mississippi, the last place Adam Mayes lived, to announce he's now on the agency's Most Wanted list.

Photos on the wanted poster are based on recent security video of Mayes taken in a convenience store in Guntown in April, three days after police say he kidnapped Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters from their home in Whiteville, Tennessee.

Police believe that Mayes has altered his appearance, as well as that of the two Bain girls who they think are still with him.

The bodies of Jo Ann Bain and oldest daughter Adrienne were found last week in shallow graves at the Mayes' home in Guntown.

Not only has Mayes been charged with murdering them, his wife, Teresa, has been charged as well.

She's admitted to Tennessee authorities that she helped kidnap all four, saw her husband kill Jo Ann and Adrienne in a garage next to the Bain home in Whiteville, then drove the bodies to Mississippi for burial.

Authorities aren't talking about motive and many remain baffled because the Mayes-Bain families were once close friends.

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