Friend of Jo Ann Bain Has Message For Murder Suspect
(Bolivar, TN) Becky Bryant said she had hoped it wasn’t her friends buried in a Mississippi backyard.
But, she learned, along with the rest of us, that it was.
The FBI released the identities of the bodies found in Union County, Mississippi Monday as Becky’s long time friend Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter Adrienne.
Authorities believe their killer is Adam Mayes, who is still on the run with Jo Ann’s two other children.
“I am just praying that he turns himself in,” said Bryant. “If you are watching this, please give the babies back.”
Becky’s plea goes out to a man she says she never knew or heard of before, even though Adam Mayes’ Facebook page shows he had a close relationship to the Bain children, “I just see that he looked like a close friend and they trusted him.”
Becky told us the last time she spoke to Jo Ann was the day before she disappeared, and that Jo Ann had booked a U-Haul to move to Tuscon, Arizona with her children and husband.
“She was happily married?” asked Reporter Sabrina Hall.
“Yes. Very,” she said.
Becky said she has no idea why anyone would want to harm her friend that she describes as a wonderful and independent woman, and a friend to everyone she met.
“She was unforgettable. She was a fighter,” she said. “She was very playful. She was happy.”
And while Becky is coming to terms with the death of her friend and 14-year-old Adrienne, she prays Jo Ann’s two other children come home, “The family can’t deal with not having anything after Jo Ann and Adrienne have been ripped from our lives.”
Tuesday night, friends and family of Jo Ann Bain are holding a prayer vigil at the ball park in Bolivar, TN.
It’ll be at the Dixie Girl’s Field off Highway 64 at 7 p.m.
Becky is encouraging people to come, saying the Bain family needs all the support they can get right now.