Category: Media & Culture / November 12, 2012 8:44 PM EST
John McAfee, the 67-year-old pioneer of computer antivirus software, is wanted for questioning about the slaying of a neighbor in Belize, police said Monday (November 12).
The British-born, US-raised, McAfee is the prime suspect in the murder of an American expatriate, Gregory Faull, who was shot and killed Saturday night (November 10) at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye, the head of the country's Gang Suppression Unit said.
The tech gadget site Gizmodo published an official police statement issued Monday that said the body of the 52-year-old builder from Florida was found Sunday in a pool of blood from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
The San Pedro Sun confirmed that police were looking for McAfee in connection with Faull's death. Marco Vidal, director of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, told the newspaper that officers searching McAfee's home next door found no one there.
On April 30, Belize's Gang Suppression Unit arrested McAfee for unlicensed drug manufacturing - reportedly methamphetamine - and possession of an unlicensed weapon. He was reportedly with his 17-year-old Belizean girlfriend. The government dropped all charges, and McAfee reportedly is suing for false arrest, claiming he was arrested because he refused to donate money to a local politician.
McAfee cashed out of his company, Network Associates, in 1994, and Intel bought the firm bearing his name in 2010 for almost $7.7 billion.