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McAfee Founder Wanted for Questioning in Belize Murder Investigation

John McAfee, founder of computer security firm McAfee, Inc., is reportedly wanted for questioning in connection with a murder in Belize. The local San Pedro Sun is reporting that the 67-year-old McAfee, who has lived in the country for the past several years, is wanted because authorities believe he “may be able to assist them in their investigation” of the death of Gregory Faull. Local authorities discovered the victim Sunday morning. While an official police statement makes no specific mention of McAfee by name, it does note that “Police have not established a motive so far but are following several leads.” Police visited McAfee’s residence to question him in connection with the crime, but the entrepreneur was nowhere to be found.

The Sun mentions that Faull has had several disagreements with a neighbor that residents believe may have escalated. While the neighbor in question isn’t named,Gizmodo reports that McAfee had been at the receiving end of several complaints by the deceased, with writer Jeff Wise tweeting that the two were indeed neighbors.

It’s the latest turn in what has become an increasingly strange tale for McAfee. The entrepreneur came under scrutiny earlier this year when his residence was raided by Belize’s Gang Suppression Unit in connection with drug and firearm charges. McAfee was eventually released, stating that he had been unfairly targeted by a local politician to whom he had refused to donate money. According to a Gizmodo profile, the raid turned up an assortment of weapons — including eight shotguns and two pistols — but that the chemical lab discovered was for an antibacterial compound. However, the same profile also asserts that McAfee had changed directions and was interested in producing a drug to enhance the libido instead, and had become involved with criminal figures as well.

 

Source:The Verge

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