Two missing Tennessee girls are safe
, and the man accused of abducting them and killing their mother and older sister is dead, authorities confirmed Thursday night.
Special operations teams following a tip located Adam Mayes
with 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain in a wooded area behind a church in Alpine, Mississippi around 6:50 pm Thursday, FBI special agent Aaron Ford told reporters at a press conference. Ford said Mayes shot himself in the head with a semi-automatic pistol when ordered to surrender. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.