(CBS/AP) GUNTOWN, Miss. - FBI agents and police from Mississippi and Tennessee are expected to resume searching woods and back roads on Wednesday for Adam Mayes, the 35-year-old suspect wanted for allegedly killing Tennessee mom Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter and then fleeing with her two other girls.
Yesterday, authorities canvassed roads and searched tree lines near the home where Mayes lived in Union County, Mississippi. Authorities have been tight-lipped about the details of the search, hoping to avoid releasing information that could put the girls' lives in jeopardy.
The FBI said Tuesday that authorities were hopeful the two young girls - Alexandra Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8 - were still alive, but declined to say why. Investigators believed the two youngest daughters were still with Mayes, FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic said.
Authorities have said Mayes was a family friend who was staying with the Bains on April 27, the day the mother and children disappeared. Before he fled, Mayes admitted to authorities that he was the last person to see Jo Ann Bain and her daughters, according to an affidavit filed with the court.
The bodies of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and Adrienne Bain, 14, were found last week behind the mobile home in northern Mississippi where Mayes lived. The affidavit provides the first clue that the victims may have been killed soon after they were abducted. It said his wife and mother saw him digging a hole in the yard on April 27 or soon after.
On Tuesday, both women were charged in connection with the abductions. Teresa Mayes, 30, was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and Mary Mayes, 65, was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. An attorney for Teresa Mayes, whose bond was set at $500,000, declined to comment Tuesday afternoon. Mary Mayes' bond was set at $300,000.
An affidavit filed in court does not hint at a possible motive for their involvement.