GUNTOWN, MS (abc24.com) - A massive manhunt continues for two missing girls and the man charged with their mother's murder, with local, state and federal authorities searching in and around Guntown, Mississippi.
Investigators are making good on their promise to look around the clock for Adam Mayes, along with Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain. Once again, the woods around Mayes' home have become a focus.
FBI agents are on 24 hour duty, saying they want to exhaust every possible lead in Mississippi where Mayes was last seen. Thursday with investigators at his home, they're even retracing steps.
"It will go on for as long as we believe it's effective," stated FBI Special Agent Aaron Ford.
Once again, there are still no signs of the people everyone is searching for: 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain. An estimated three to four hundred officers are trying to find them.
Ford said, "Everyone has pitched in and gone beyond the call of duty to help bring those little kids back home."
They're cutting through brush and backwoods - what agents call impenetrable spots - searching huts, shacks, hunting cabins, and anywhere Mayes could hide, doing it without pause as the days drag by.
Agents still say Mayes could be anywhere. So could the girls. The FBI believes Mississippi remains the best lead, leaving people here hanging, and holding onto hope the remaining Bain children come home safely.
The current reward for information leading to Mayes and the Bain sisters is $171,000. Call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).