Fugitive McAfee Says He Escaped Belize

John McAfee's flight continues.

Renegade software tycoon John McAfee is still wanted for questioning in Belize, but is for now safely out of the country, according to reports.

McAfee, 67, has been on the run for nearly a month since a neighbor of his turned up dead, according to reports. Belizean police have said they want McAfee for questioning; McAfee says the government wants him dead, too.

On a blog kept up while on the run, whoismcafee.com, McAfee reported he was arrested while trying to enter Mexico. This appears untrue, according to USA Today. McAfee posted a second time Monday saying he is "safe" and that a "double" carrying a North Korean passport was the one arrested.

"I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist from Vice Magazine," the mogul said. "We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet."

McAfee has been on the run since neighbor Gregory Faull, a second American expat, was shot and killed at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye. Faull and McAfee had quarreled.  McAfee says he had nothing to do with his neighbor's death.

McAfee founded antivirus software giant McAfee Associates in 1989 and departed the Santa Clara company in 1992, when it went public. He moved to Belize in 2008 after living in Colorado and New Mexico.

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