The computer legend is the prime suspect in his neighbor's fatal shooting in Belize
John McAfee, the high-tech pioneer whose anti-virus security software is installed on countless computers around the world, is on the lam from police in Belize who are investigating the murder of his neighbor.
The 67-year-old multimillionaire is a prime suspect in the Nov. 10 killing of Gregory Faull, says Vienne Robinson, assistant superintendent of the Belize’s San Pedro police department, who spoke to Fox News.
“We are looking for him in connection with the murder,” says Robinson, who adds that another suspect is currently in custody – although no charges have been filed yet.
Faull, who had recently filed a police complaint against McAfee for discharging firearms, was discovered by a housekeeper, according to a police report posted on gizmodo.com.
Faull, a 52-year-old builder from California, was reportedly lying face-up in a pool of blood with a bullet wound in the back of his head. On a nearby stair, police found a single 9-mm shell casing.
McAfee, whose former company was purchased by Intel in 2010 for nearly $7.7 billion, moved to Belize in 2008, intending to launch a company that manufactured herbal antibiotics from jungle plants.
In recent years, however, his strange behavior had alienated him from neighbors and others in the American expat community in the Central American country, according to reports.