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(HARDEMAN COUNTY, Miss.) — The wife and mother of a kidnapping suspect have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a family of four from Tennessee, according to a Hardeman County, Miss., court clerk.

The wife and mother of Adam Mayes were arrested for “especially aggravated kidnapping” in connection with the kidnapping of JoAnn Bain and her three daughters, who were reported missing from their Tennessee home on April 28.

The dead bodies of JoAnn Bain and her eldest daughter, 14-year-old Adrienne Bain, were found in the backyard of the Mayes’ family home in Guntown, Miss. The other two daughters and Adam Mayes have not been located.

Mayes was seen digging in his mother’s backyard on April 27.

Adam Mayes and his wife, Teresa, share the home with his parents, Mary Mayes and her husband.

In the warrant for their arrests, police note that Teresa Mayes admitted to authorities that she helped Adam Mayes transport all four women from Tennessee to Mississippi, and helped confine them in their home.

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