It’s been reported that the fugitive Adam Mayes has finally been found, and the two girls that he allegedly kidnapped have been found alive in Mississippi. Click below for more information.

Melissa Nash

Mississippi fugitive Adam Mayes was captured Thursday night and shot himself in the head – and the two young girls he kidnapped are alive, authorities said.

Mayes, 35, appears to have shot himself in the head in New Albany, Miss., as authorities closed in, the Union County Sheriff’s Department said. The AP and CNN reported that he is dead; Reuters is reporting that he is clinging to life.

The girl, Alexandria, 12, and Kyliyah, 8, were found safe elsewhere and were taken to a local hospital, according to reports.

It was a dramatic ending to a saga that began April 27, when Mayes kidnapped a Tennessee mother and her three young daughters.

Police were on a major manhunt for Mayes, who was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, after the bodies of the mother, Jo Ann Bain, 31, and one of the daughters, Adrienne, 14, were later discovered behind his mother’s Mississippi home.

Authorities have said they’re still trying to determine the exact relationship between Mayes and Bain.

Family members have said the married Mayes may have been having an affair with Bain, and that he believed he had also fathered the children.

Mayes’ mother, Mary, and his wife, Teresa, were charged with kidnapping-related charges.