Tenn. kidnapping suspect dead, girls safe

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Teresa Mayes, wife of Adam Mayes, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hardeman County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office. Teresa Mayes and Mary Mayes, mother of Adam Mayes, were arrested and charged Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in connection with the killing of Jo Ann Baines and her teenage daughter by Adam Mayes, and the abduction of Bains' two younger girls. Teresa Mayes, 30, was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and Mary Mayes, 65, was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The bodies of 31-year-old Jo Ann Bain and 14-year-old Adrienne Bain were found last week behind the Union County, Miss., mobile home where the Mayes family lived. An intense manhunt for Adam Mayes and the two young girls continues.  (AP Photo/Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office)

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As a SWAT team closed in, a fugitive accused of killing a Tennessee mother and daughter before disappearing for nearly two weeks with her two other children killed himself May 10, allowing authorities to safely recover the kidnapped girls, police said.

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