Family will claim Mayes' body

Adam Mayes
Adam Mayes

(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 has learned Adam Mayes' family is working to cover his burial.

It was first reported that no one would claim the remains of the accused kidnapper and killer.

In Mississippi, family is required by law to claim the body.

Mayes is accused of kidnapping two West Tennessee sisters and killing their mother and older sister last month.

Action News 5 has also confirmed traced amounts of alcohol were found in Mayes' system after he took his life instead of surrendering in the North Mississippi woods.

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