McAfee anti-computer virus developer claims 'innocence' over suspected murder
The creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, John McAfee, wanted by Belize Police for questioning in connection with the murder of a neighbour and fellow American expatriate, has claimed innocence.
He said that the local police have been on a vicious hunt to bring him into custody.
The 67-year-old called a reporter for Wired to say that he was hiding from police who want to question him about the death of 52-year-old Gregory Viant Faull, whose body was found on Sunday.
He said that the police would kill him if they found him, but that they were setting up road blocks across his house and cutting power.
"Power was just cut to the house I'm in. I think this is it,' but hours later, called again to say that he changed locations and that he was safe for the time being," he cryptically phoned reporter Joshua Davis and said.
According to the Daily Mail, Belize police said that McAfee is a 'person of interest' in the death of Faull, but said he is not formally a suspect.
McAfee reportedly told Wired magazine that he had nothing to do with Faull's death.
He said that he hid in the sand when he saw police coming to his house on Sunday and put a cardboard box over his head to breathe.
John McAfee has been in communication with Wired's contributing editor Joshua Davis since Faull's murder.
The millionaire-in-hiding has called Davis several times a day, updating him on the police's actions.
"I am adept at hiding. I will do whatever it takes to stay alive.' Apparently, that includes spending the night on lice-infested mattresses," McAfee called Davis and said yesterday.