Tennessee abduction suspect Adam Mayes is confirmed dead after he allegedly took his own life yesterday in Mississippi. This brings to an end the anxious manhunt for the man who is believed to have murdered Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter. The two girls, the 12 and eight years old, are the surviving daughters of the slain Tennessee woman, but the strangest twist in this story is that they may potentially be the biological daughters of Mayes. That's one whole mess that ended entirely too tragically when all that had to have been done on Mayes' behalf was to go through the family courts to request paternity tests and parental rights.
It's too late for any of that now, and because of Adam Christopher Mayes, the lives of many people are in utter states of chaos, if not entirely ruined. He involved his own mother, who must be one nasty piece of work to get involved in the murder of a 14-year-old girl, her mother, and the abduction of two little girls. He got his ex-wife involved, and the same could be said about her that can be said of his mother. Even though the FBI most wanted suspect blew his brains out on Thursday, justice can still be served. He won't ever have to face the justice system, as he took the coward's way out, but these two "winning" ladies of obvious backwoods breeding will hopefully take the entire brunt of the U.S. justice system.
Here's to hoping they throw the book at them, and here's to hoping that those two young children are able to cope with what has happened to them. Hopefully they can heal and, if not push this from their memories, successfully grow to be well-adjusted. It's a possibility that this man was their biological father. He believed so, and judging from photographs of the trio, they do share a lot of similaritiesÂ—in particular, their mouths and structure around the eyes. Hopefully investigators test their DNA against one another and find out for certain.
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