Reports conflict on murder-kidnap suspect's death
Adam Mayes was found dead Thursday in Union County, Mississippi, authorities said.
May 10th, 2012
09:02 PM ET

Reports conflict on murder-kidnap suspect's death

[Update 9:52 p.m. ET] 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. There have been conflicting reports about Mayes since he was found after suffering an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday night in Union County, Mississippi.

[Update 9:43 p.m. ET] Two federal law enforcement sources now say that Adam Mayes - accused of murder and kidnapping in a case involving a Tennessee mother and her three daughters - was alive after suffering an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday night in Union County, Mississippi. One of those sources had previously said that Mayes was dead. A different law enforcement source had also stated that 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.

[Earlier] Adam Mayes, accused of murder and kidnapping in a case involving a Tennessee mother and her three daughters, was found dead Thursday in Union County, Mississippi, and the two girls he allegedly kidnapped were found alive, two law enforcement sources said. The girls' sister and mother were found dead last Friday after being killed by Mayes, according to authorities.

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  1. dazzle ©

    One less criminal off the map. At least 2 of the girls survived this nightmare.

    May 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    What was the purpose of this whole thing?
    He shattered a family, traumatized two little girls, murdered another girl and her mother...for what?
    He destroyed countless lives.
    Nasty, grotesque, pos vermin.
    I'm glad he's dead.

    May 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      adultery breeds murder....real life soap opera gone wild....

      May 11, 2012 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    I had read previously that he believed he was the biological father of the 2 girls that are alive? Possibly thats why he took them.

    May 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jj

    Glad the two girls were found alive

    May 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    It's not something I would normally say, but I'm glad that pile of crap did himself in. At least law enforcement didn't have to waste bullets on him.
    Do the girls have other family ? I would hate to think about them ending up in the syste, especially after all this.

    May 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    They have their father, I believe, who reported them missing in the first pplace.....

    May 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Oh okay. I guess I must have missed that. Well I sure hope they will be alright.

    May 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JN

    It is very dissapointing that I saw the breaking news on my local tv channel and immediately turned to to CNN and HLN with absolutely no breakings news or streamer regarding this!

    May 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mr Dalloway

    He's got a pretty mouth.

    May 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    Hi guys. I agree m.s.: I'm glad hes dead, too. But I wish it had been in the gas chamber, as I've heard that takes longest and is the most painful way to go. Those poor girls are going to have a lifetime of baggage, thanks to him.

    May 11, 2012 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    You took the words right out of my mouth raven.How ya been long time no talk

    May 11, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |