The antivirus software pioneer is wanted for alleged murder
Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee, wanted by authorities in Belize for allegedly having murdered his neighbour, has been captured after weeks of having been on the run, his blog said Saturday.
“We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico,” his official blog whoismcafee.com said.
The website, which McAfee launched to counter what he sees as erroneous claims by the media or authorities about him, said it would provide more information as it became available.
Police say they simply want to question the 67-year-old about the murder of fellow American Gregory Faull, a Florida native. He was found dead at his home last month in a pool of blood on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.
Faull, 52, was shot in the back of the head, according to a police report. There were no signs of a break-in, and a laptop and cell phone were missing.
McAfee has said he feared for his life and was fleeing the authorities, with whom he has been at odds ever since he purportedly refused to make a donation to a local politician’s campaign.
In Belize, a source at the United States embassy said people close to Mr. McAfee, in the town of Carmelita in the San Pedro area, had denied that he had been captured. A police spokesman, meanwhile, said he had no information about an arrest.