John McAfee, the eccentric 67 year old British born founder of the major Antivirus software company McAfee Inc., is wanted for murder in Belize, police reported today.
John McAfee is the primary suspect (prime) in the murder of a 52 year old American expatriate and neighbor originally from Florida, Gregory Faull, who was shot in the head and killed Saturday November 10th in the pool at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.
The San Pedro Sun confirmed that police were looking for McAfee in connection with Faull’s death. Marco Vidal, the head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, told the Sun that officers searching McAfee’s home next door found the place isolated, confirming that John McAfee was on the run.
Jeff Wise, writing for Gizmodo, reported that McAfee and Faull had been “at odds for some time.”
“Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor’s office, asserting that McAfee had fired off guns and exhibited ‘roguish behavior,'” the gadget site Gizmodo reported. “Their final disagreement apparently involved dogs.”
On the Friday night before the murder all 6 of John McAfee’s dogs were poisoned. John McAfee was also reported saying prior to the death of Faull that, Faull would never harm the dogs, and that all his neighbors were dog lovers though they complained about how often they caused disturbances.
Reports also indicate that the Central American government and coast guard may in fact be the culprit behind the murder of Faull and the poisoning of McAfee’s dogs since the coast guard was reportedly spotted at the scene by witnesses.
- John McAfee cashed out the Antivirus giant in 1994, and Intel bought the firm bearing his name in 2010 for almost $7.7 billion.