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FBI Requests Assistance to Locate Adam Mayes and Kidnapping Victims

FBI Memphis May 05, 2012
  • Supervisory Special Agent Joel E. Siskovic (901) 747-4300

JACKSON, TN—The Memphis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is requesting any information regarding the location of victims of a kidnapping that occurred in Hardeman County, Tennessee.

On Friday, April 27, 2012, Jo Ann Bain, age 31, and her three childrenKyliyah Bain, age 8; Alexandria Bain, age 12; and Adrienne Bain, age 14were reported missing by her husband. Jo Ann Bain’s vehicle was later found abandoned.

Adam MayesJo Ann BainAdrienne Bain
Adam Mayes Jo Ann Bain Adrienne Bain
Alexandria BainKyliyah Bain
Alexandria Bain Kyliyah Bain


Information has developed that Adam Mayes, a white male, 35 years old, is responsible for their disappearance. Mayes was considered a friend of the family. Contact with Mayes was initiated early in the investigation, but he later fled when law enforcement authorities subsequently attempted to contact him. Mayes was last reported seen on May 1, 2012 in Guntown, Mississippi.

Federal search warrants were executed at residences in Mississippi on May 4, 2012. During that search, two bodies were found. At this time their identities are unconfirmed.

Information also indicates that Adam Mayes may have changed his and the missing victims appearances.

An Amber Alert was issued May 4, 2012 by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Based on all known information the missing victims are considered to be in extreme danger. Adam Mayes should be considered armed and dangerous.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Adam Mayes for the kidnapping of Jo Ann Bain and her three children.

Anyone with information that may lead to the location of Adam Mayes and the missing victims should immediately contact the Tennessee Fusion Center at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).

This case is being investigated by the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Office, the TBI, the FBI, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshal’s Service (USMS), the 25th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Western District of Tennessee and the Northern District of Mississippi.

The FBI and USMS are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads to the location of the missing victims and the arrest of Adam Mayes.