Police: Adam Mayes Kills Himself, Girls Found Alive

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(CNN) -- Adam Mayes -- accused of murder and kidnapping in a case involving a Tennessee mother and her three daughters -- has died, said FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic.  Investigators say he suffered an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Union County, Mississippi. The two sisters he allegedly kidnapped were found alive, law enforcement sources said.

One of those sources had previously said that the Mississippi fugitive was dead. A different law enforcement source had also stated Mayes was dead.

The two surviving sisters "are suffering from the experience of being out in the woods and from being kidnapped. They are suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, but appear OK," a federal law enforcement source at the scene told CNN.

Mayes, 35, was suspected of abducting Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, from their Whiteville, Tennessee, home, in late April, after allegedly killing Jo Ann Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, 14.

A law enforcement source confirmed to CNN that a SWAT team surrounded a patch of woods in Union County.

At that point, when they were mobilizing, officers heard a single gunshot.

Adam and his wife, Teresa Mayes, each were charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. He faced an additional count of making a false report, according to arrest affidavits filed in Tennessee.

Friday, police announced they had arrested three more people in the investigation.  CNN reports the arrests are for making a false statement and illegal possession of a firearm, the source said.

In affidavits, investigators said the Mayeses drove the bodies of Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain to Union County in northern Mississippi, where they were discovered Saturday in a shallow grave behind the house of Adam Mayes' mother in Guntown, Mississippi.

Adam Mayes' mother, Mary Frances Mayes, has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping.

Adam Mayes was last seen May 1 in Guntown. While the search is centered around his hometown, he also has connections to Arizona, Texas, Florida and the Carolinas, the FBI said.

The FBI on Wednesday put Adam Mayes on its list of 10 most wanted fugitives. The reward for information leading to Mayes' arrest stood at $175,000 on Thursday.

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