At 2 p.m. today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is expected to announce that 35-year-old Adam Mayes, wanted on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Hardeman County woman Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter Adrian, has been added to their list of top ten "most wanted" fugitives.
The bodies of the two women were discovered last week buried in Mayes' mother's backyard in Guntown, Mississippi. Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters were reported missing on April 27th, and her two youngest daughters have not been located.
Mayes was a friend of Bain's husband, and he'd spent the night at their house on April 26th to help the family pack for a planned move to Arizona. Mayes' wife and mother were arrested yesterday in connection with the murders. His wife, Teresa, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. His mother, Mary, has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping.
The FBI and the U.S. Marshal's Service are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Mayes and to the missing girls. Mayes is a white man with blue eyes and brown hair that has recently been cropped short. He's 6-foot-3 and weighs 175 pounds.