On April 27, 2012 a 31 year old mother and her three daughters were reported missing from their home in Whiteville, Tennessee. Reports are that 14 year old Adrienne, 12 year old Alexandria, and 8 year old Kyliyah Bain along with their mother, Jo Ann Bain had been abducted by a 35 year old man, Adam Mayes who was described as a family friend that was like an uncle to the girls.

Mayes was at the Bain’s residence helping them pack for a move to Arizona the day the family was last seen. He helped load a U-Haul to drive to Arizona according to TBI Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm. Gary Bain, Jo Ann’s husband said when he woke up that night his wife and daughters were gone and so was Mayes.

Authorities do believe the family is in extreme danger. Adam Mayes (pictured below) is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. They say he is about 6 ft 3 in. tall and he weighs about 175 pounds. Authorities seem to think that Mayes may have cut his hair as well as the girls hair to disguise their identities. The last he was seen was on May 1, 2012 at his home in Guntown, Mississippi which is just north of Tupelo.


FBI Agents got a search warrant to search the home in Guntown and while digging in the back yard, they discovered two bodies which have now been identified as Jo Ann Bain and 14 year old Adrienne Bain (pictured below). The other two sisters, Alexandria and Kyliyah have not been found yet but they suspect that Mayes has them with him now.


The agents were dressed in green camouflage and were carrying high powered rifles. They were using K-9 units and Swat Teams while searching the woods and back roads near the home in Guntown.

Mississippi State Troopers are stopping drivers and checking the trunks of their cars. They have also set up road blocks near the home that the bodies were found. Mayes is thought to still be in Mississippi but they say that he does have connections in Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. An Amber Alert was issued by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on Saturday morning

Alexandria Bain (below on the left) is a white female that has brown hair and hazel eyes and she is about 5 ft tall and she weighs about 105 lbs.


Kyliyah (above on the right) is a white female with blonde hair and brown eyes. She is said to be about 4 ft tall and she only weighs about 57 lbs.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service said Saturday that a reward is being offered in the amount of $50,000 for any information that will lead them to the location of the missing girls and arrest of Mayes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 601-987-1353 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

I was very sad when I heard that the bodies found were this young mother and her daughter. Now I am really worried about the two remaining girls that are still missing. I pray to God that their lives are spared in all this. I pray they will be found soon. I ask God to please watch over them until they can return home safe and well.

Jan Barrett

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