Police in Belize are looking for John McAfee, the creator of McAfee anti-virus software, to question him about a murder that took place on his property. McAfee might be a suspect for the murder of Gregory Faull, a builder from Florida who was shot Saturday night.
“They will kill me if they find me,” McAfee told Wired reporter Joshua Davis.
Police say that they found Faull’s body on Sunday morning. He was face up in a pool of blood, with a gunshot wound to the head.
“I thought maybe they were coming for me. They mistook him for me,” McAfee said.
McAfee said that he hid on his property while police searched for him, burying his body in sand and covering his head with a cardboard box. He says that he didn’t know anything about the man’s death.
“Nothing — other than I heard he had been shot. I thought maybe they were coming for me. They mistook him for me. They got the wrong house,” he said.
“He’s dead. They killed him. It spooked me out.”
Eric Heyden, a spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Belize, said that McAfee hasn’t reached out to them for help as of yet.
“I can confirm that embassy consular and security staff are in touch with local authorities,” Heyden said. “If required and if he so requests, Mr. McAfee will have available to him all consular services normally accorded an American citizen.”
“Because of privacy considerations we cannot discuss Mr. McAfee’s whereabouts or his involvement in the investigation.”
McAfee’s life has turned for the worse in recent years, involving drugs, hookers and violence.
“He will tell you he moved to Belize for the good life, for the country, to rescue the Belizean people from poverty,” said reporter Jeff Wise.
Wise says that the reality is that McAfee has formed an addiction to Bath Salts, a very dangerous drug.
“It really scared the hell out of me,” Wise said. He wasn’t alone. A woman who went to visit McAfee to co-develop an herbal medicine ended up running from the country in terror, fleeing for her life,” Wise said.