Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adam Mayes Becomes FBI's Most Wanted as Authorities plead for public help in search for Tennessee girls

(CNN) -- Investigators pleaded for help from the public Wednesday in their search for two kidnapped Tennessee girls and the man accused of abducting them and killing their mother and sister.

The FBI added the suspect, Adam Mayes, to its list of 10 most wanted fugitives and added $100,000 to the reward fund offered for a break in the case. Mayes has been charged with killing Jo Ann Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, in late April, but authorities believe he is still holding Bain's younger daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah.

"From an investigative standpoint, we keenly and firmly believe that Adam Mayes is out here somewhere with these two young children," said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "And it's going to be up to the public to help us if we're to bring these children back home and place him in custody where he needs to be."

The search is now concentrated around Guntown, Mississippi, where the bodies of the mother and daughter were found over the weekend. Read More