McAfee anti-computer virus developer finally reveals his secret hiding place
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 revealed where he has been hiding for the past six days his own compound.
McAfee has spent six days out of sight hiding in plain sight, chatting on the phone with Joshua Davis, a reporter from Wired magazine and Jeff Wise, a writer from Gizmodo.
Late Friday night, McAfee told CNBC where he had been hiding the whole time.
"I am," he said via telephone Friday afternoon, adding: "Where I am most of the time. I am certainly inside my compound."
Belize Police Department spokesman Raphael Martinez said that the local police were aware of the latest claims from McAfee and were investigating, Fox News reports.
"That has been passed on to the police in San Pedro," Martinez said, adding: "They are checking it out right now".
Martinez said that McAfee has several buildings on his ocean front compound on Ambergris Caye, a stretch of island just off the Belizean shore dotted with resorts, the report said.
According to a police report, American expatriate Gregory Faull, a builder from Florida, was shot last Saturday night in the Central American country where McAfee has lived the last several years.
Police in Belize said that Faull's body was discovered at his house Sunday morning by 39-year-old Belizean housekeeper Laura Tun. He was lying face up in a pool of blood, the report said, with a gunshot wound to the head.
McAfee has claimed that he knows nothing about the death and that he is innocent.