Police in the Central American nation of Belize said Monday that they are looking for John McAfee, the founder of the software company McAfee Inc. to question him about the slaying of another U.S. citizen, his neighbor Gregory Viant Faull, in an island town on the Caribbean.
American software titan John McAfee wanted by Belize police for questioning in connection with the murder of fellow American Gregory Faull last weekend continues to make news from his hideout, according to the online blog of The San Pedro Sun.
The blog states that Mr. McAfee told NBC Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison, who is currently on Ambergris Caye, that McAfee called him on Nov. 18 and during the telephone interview McAfee not only offered the reward but claimed that he is at his home on the island, and not in hiding.
Morrison is quoted by the online newspaper saying that “One of the claims he [McAfee] is making, and I challenged him on a good many of those claims, is that he does not have any intention of giving himself up, not now not ever.”
McAfee, according to the San Pedro Sun, said he is offering a $25,000. reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the killing of Gregory Faull.
McAfee has been in hiding since, Nov. 11 when Faull's body was was discovered in his home six miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Faull’s body was found on the same day. Police in Belize have been looking for McAfee, as a “person of interest” in the investigation but maintain that he is only wanted for questioning. McAfee has managed to avoid all police officials but has spoken with The San Pedro Sun, international press and online media.
McAfee told Morrison he is aware of who is visiting his property, claiming that he is at his beach side property on northern Ambergris Caye and can watch the activities around his property.
McAfee founded an antivirus software that bears his name. And he founded McAfee Associates in Santa Clara in 1989. That company was bought by Intel .