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Software Designer John McAfee Wanted for Murder?

John McAfee

John McAfee

John McAfee, the creator of the virus software that bears his name is reportedly wanted for questioning in Belize in connection with American Gregory Viant Faull, 52, who, according to a statement released by the San Pedro police, was found dead on November 11, 2012, in his home on the island of Ambergris Caye, “lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head.” There were no signs of forced entry, and Faull’s laptop and iPhone were missing. According to, the well-liked expatriate builder, who hailed from Florida, and McAfee had a long-standing dispute, and Faull recently went to police to file a formal complaint against McAfee for firing off guns and exhibiting “roguish behavior.”

At this point details are sketchy, but police have heard the rumors of McAfee’s increasingly erratic behavior from other expats. There are also some posts on the Bluelight message boards by stuffmonger, attributed to McAfee, about his continuing experimentation with and efforts to purify Bath Salts, which, by the way, he recommends bumping, aka taking anally. Freelance reporter Jeff Wise visited McAfee in Belize in April 2012, and told FoxNews, “It really scared the hell out of me.” Also a woman who went to visit McAfee to develop and herbal medicine with him wound up fleeing the country “for her life,” according to Wise.

Police say they are actively searching for McAfee, though they and have not announced any motive for the murder.

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