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LATEST! Authorities cornered ADAM MAYES but he quickly pulled a pistol and blew his brains out, shooting himself in the head. The two kidnapped girls were rescued!
Adam Mayes, 35, was later pronounced dead and the two sisters, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were rescued Thursday, ending a two-week manhunt that began when Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters disappeared from their Tennessee home April 27.
PREVIOUSLY: FBI’s Most Wanted! ADAM MAYES, the double slay fugitive, believes he’s the father of the two girls he’s now accused of kidnapping.
Law enforcement authorities told media the two missing girls, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are believed to be with Adam Mayes, two weeks after they disappeared.
Mayes and his wife, Teresa, were officially charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne, 14 yesterday. The kidnapped girls are Jo Ann Bain's other daughters.
Their rotting corpses were found buried outside the Mayes' home near Guntown, Miss. a week after they were first reported missing.
Mayes' wife Teresa told police that Adam killed Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain at their Whiteville, Tenn., home on April 27 so he could abduct the two young Bain sisters, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
Authorities declined to comment on motive for the April 27 slayings and abductions at the news conference.
Federal authorities have now put Mayes on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, urging him to surrender.
"Turn the girls in, and then peaceably and safely turn yourself in to law enforcement," FBI Special Agent Aaron Ford said at a news conference.
"We believe Mayes could be anywhere in the United States, and we are extremely concerned for the safety of the girls."
The reward for information leading to Mayes' arrest is now at more than $100,000.
Meanwhile, Mayes’ mother-in-law Josie Tate told AP his possible motive, Maynes believes he’s the father of the two missing girls and that added stress to his marriage to Teresa who is behind bars charged with six felony counts: two first-degree murder charges and four especially aggravated kidnapping charges homicide.
"She was tired of him doting on those two little girls that he claimed were his," Tate told AP.
Mayes is believed to have changed his appearance and that of the girls after they deduced he was posting pictures on Facebook using an alias.