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Virus Pioneer McAfee Still on the Lam in Strange Belize Murder Case

November 15, 2012 10:30:15 am

John McAfee, the computer security pioneer who is being sought by authorities in Belize concerning the murder of a neighbor, says he is doing his best to change his appearance as he continues to evade the police, reports Wired. While on the lam, McAfee, 67, has made "semi-hourly" phone calls to a Wired reporter. The latest disclosure: He claims to have dyed his hair, eyebrows, beard, and mustache jet black. He also emailed a long statement about he called "my struggle" in which he called Belize "a pirate haven."

McAfee is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Gregory Faull, 52, an American expatriate and neighbor of McAfee’s. They both have beachside properties on the island of Ambergris Caye, about 20 miles off the Belize coast. Faull was found dead Sunday morning, shot once in the back of the head. Faull had complained about the barking of McAfee’s dogs — McAfee kept 11 at his beachside compound — and four of those dogs were poisoned Friday night. When police arrived at McAfee’s property Sunday afternoon to question him, McAfee hid, he says, burying himself in sand and covering his head with a cardboard box. He says he spent 18 hours hiding on his property before slipping away. He has been running ever since. He denies any connection to the murder.

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