Father of McAfee Antivirus become “person of interest” in Belize

Many of you reading this article right now may have the popular McAfee Antivirus Security System on your computer.  John McAfee,  father of this online security program and pioneer in anti-virus protection, is now under investigation in Belize for the alleged murder of Gregory Faull, an American expatriate and builder from California.

Faull is a neighbor of the now reclusive John McAfee, was found with a gunshot wound to the head, in a pool of blood.  Faull was found in his home on Ambergris Bay, and the police are searching for McAfee as a person of interest.  Although there were no signs of forced entry, Faull’s computer and phone were missing.   “We are looking for him in connection with the murder,” says Robinson, who adds that another suspect is currently in custody – although no charges have been filed yet,” says Vienne Robinson, assistant superintendent of the Belize’s San Pedro police department, when he spoke to Fox News.

This is not McAfee’s first time to be a person of interest with the Belize government.   Faull had called the local authorities regarding McAfee after disputes with him involving guns shots.  The GSU (a special forces and SWAT type team) raided his home to find  $20,000 in cash, a lab stocked with chemistry equipment, seven pump-action shotguns, one single-action shotgun, two 9-mm. pistols, 270 shotgun cartridges, 30 9-mm. pistol rounds, and twenty .38 rounds.  None of which is illegal in Belize.  Apparently neither is a 67 year old man with a 17 year old girlfriend who was seen leaving his bedroom with him as the raid occurred.   Gimzodo, reported last week on McAffee’s purportedly bizarre activities in Belize, stating that his behavior “has become increasingly erratic, and by his own admission he had begun associating with some of the most notorious gangsters in Belize.”

In a May 2 interview with News 5 Belize, McAfee said of the raid:

They confiscated my passport, all of the weapons we used for security on the compound, handcuffed me and everyone and for 14 hours outside in the sun, I sat handcuffed without food or water. … They murdered my dog in cold blood. That was the thing I think — it was a warning to us that this is serious; don’t mess with us. They threw things around; they stole things — it was unbelievable, unimaginable for a country that was supposedly a democratic country. …

In an exclusive interview with  Wired McAfee states that  he believes the police will kill him if they find him. “You can say I’m paranoid about it but they will kill me, there is no question,” said McAfee, per Wired. “They’ve been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me. I am not well liked by the prime minister. I am just a thorn in everybody’s side.”

McAfee had led a colorful life, traveling the world and some would even say the edge of the law.  Rumor has it that at the time of the raid he was trying to figure out a new and improved way of manufacturing and abusing the drug commonly referred to as “bath salts.

Born in England and raised in Virginia, McAfee received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Roanoke College and went on to launch McAfee Associates (later Network Associates, then McAfee Inc.) leaving the company in 1992 after it went. Intel bought the firm bearing his name in 2010 for almost $7.7 billion.