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Jo Ann Bain Update: Wife and mother of Adam Mayes, kidnap-slaying suspect, arrested

GUNTOWN, Miss. - The search for Adam Mayes, the 35-year-old family friend accused of abducting Tennessee mother Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters, has intensified after police said the bodies of the mom and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi. AP Photo, file

Missing mom Jo Ann Bain, daughter found dead; 2 sisters still missing
Kidnapping suspect Adam Mayes and victim Jo Ann Bain
AP Photo, file

(CBS/AP) GUNTOWN, Miss. - Police have filed kidnapping charges against the wife of a man suspected of killing Tennessee woman Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter and kidnapping the woman's two youngest daughters.

Pictures: Tenn. mom, 3 daughters missing

As an intense manhunt for Adam Mayes and the two young girls continued, his wife, Teresa Mayes, and mother, Mary Mayes, were arraigned in a Hardeman County courtroom on Tuesday. Mary Mayes was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

An affidavit states that Teresa Mayes told investigators she drove the mother and daughters from Hardeman County, where they lived, to Union County, Miss.

The bodies of Jo Ann Bain and 14-year-old Adrienne Bain were found behind a house in North Mississippi late last week.

Booth told the Associated Press her sister told her last week she knew about the killings, but she thinks Teresa Mayes may have been too scared to call the police.

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