Rescued girl tells sister: 'Now we can go home'

By HOLBROOK MOHR | May 12, 2012 | 12:25 PM EDT

FILE - This combo of file photos provided by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety shows Alexandria Bain, 12, left, and Kyliyah Bain, 8. Adam Mayes, wanted by the FBI for killing Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne Bain, 14, and kidnapping sisters Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, shot himself to death as officers closed in Thursday evening, May 10, 2012, in Guntown, Miss. The two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday, ending a nearly two-week search that began when Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters disappeared from their Tennessee home April 27. (AP Photo/Mississippi Department of Public Safety, File)

GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Now that two kidnapped girls have been reunited with their family, it will be up to them to answer the many lingering questions in the case.

It's still not known how long 12-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah had to survive in the woods with their abductor, Adam Mayes. They told their rescuers they had gone without food and water for three days.

Authorities have said Mayes killed the girls' mother, Jo Ann Bain, and 14-year-old sister Adrienne. Investigators have not disclosed a motive. Mayes has been described as being a family friend who was like an uncle to the children.

Alexandria and Kyliyah were found by a team of officers in thick woods in Mississippi. Adam Mayes killed himself when they were discovered.