John McAfee is still on the run

John McAfee, founder of anti-virus company McAfee Inc, is still on the run from authorities who want to question him on suspicion of murder.

McAfee is wanted for questioning in relation to the death of one of his neighbours in Belize, where he has lived since 2008.

He has been on the run since November 2012. McAfee says he is innocent but believes authorities in Belize want to frame him for the murder.

On Saturday, McAfee’s own website carried an unconfirmed report that he had been captured on the Belize-Mexico border. However, earlier today a post from McAfee himself said this was

“I apologize for the silence, and misdirection," McAfee wrote. "I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist from Vice Magazine […] We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet.”

The captured person was a ‘double’, McAfee claimed. “My “double”, traveling on a North Korean passport under my name, was in fact detained in Mexico for pre-planned misbehavior, but due to indifference on the part of authorities was evicted from the jail and was unable to serve his intended purpose in our exit plan."

On November 13, news agency Reuters reported that McAfee had phoned a reporter at Wired magazine after his neighbour Gregory Faull was found shot in the head near his home.

McAfee, who left the anti-virus company that bears his name in 1994, has a history of conflict with Faull. Earlier this year, he accused Faull of poisoning his dogs in an official complaint to the police.

In response to Wired’s article, in which McAfee was quoted as saying the Belizean authorities would “kill him” if caught, Belizean prime minister Dean Barrow called McAfee “bonkers” and urged him to comply with the police investigation.

After Faull’s death, McAfee posted a blog entry offering a $25,000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Avatar photo

Ben Rossi

Ben was Vitesse Media's editorial director, leading content creation and editorial strategy across all Vitesse products, including its market-leading B2B and consumer magazines, websites, research and...

Related Topics