Bain Friends Urge Privacy For Girls
(Whiteville, TN) The TBI is wrapping up its investigation into the murders of Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain.
But, there are still questions about the kidnapping of Jo Ann’s daughters, Alexandria and Kyliyah.
They are being interviewed extensively by the FBI to determine what happened when they were in the woods with accused kidnapper Adam Mayes.
The Bain Family hasn’t gotten the bodies of Jo Ann and Adrienne back, but they are moving forward with funeral plans.
A family friend told us Jo Ann always wanted to be cremated and have her ashes spread on the beach in California.
But friends say the family’s ability to move on could be hindered by the national attention on their story.
Cheryl Thompson is a cook at the Country Café in Whiteville.
She’s also friends with the Bain family, “When the girls were missing and Jo Ann was missing we appreciated all the publicity when we were trying to find them.”
But she says now it’s time for people to back off, “They’re home, they’re hurting, they’re trying to get over what they’ve been through and the camera’s and people coming around are just making it worse.”
Thompson said it’s time for life to return to normal and let the healing process begin for the Bain girls.
Thompson wants gawkers coming to town to leave them alone, because the horrific crime has impacted everyone in the town, “We just need to forget about it at this point. Yeah it’s a tragedy and it will be on our brains forever but at this point people need to just leave it alone. I can’t say that enough. Leave it alone.”
Thompson says people blogging and Facebooking about the Bain murders and kidnapping is upsetting the family, “It’s none of their business. They don’t know Mark to judge him they don’t know Gary to judge him so just leave it alone. Mind your own business. Sweep your own porch step off before you sweep someone else’s.”
Vanessa Vandiver believes the story continues to inspire, “I do think it’s amazing that the community got together and prayed and the found them two-days later. So I think the Lord is maybe speaking to all of us.”
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