At press time tonight, American millionaire John McAfee, 67, former antivirus pioneer, is still in hiding from police, who say he is a “person of interest” in the murder of fellow American retiree Gregory Faull, 52, who was found dead in his home in the Mata Rock Area of San Pedro by his housekeeper on Sunday morning, November 11, at about 7:20.
A post-mortem conducted on Faull’s body on Wednesday, November 14, certified that he died of a gunshot to his head. His body has since been cremated, and his father, who came to Belize, will take back his remains.
John McAfee, from his hiding place, presumably still in the country, has since made calls to the San Pedro Sun Newspaper, saying that he is innocent and knows nothing about the murder, and that he heard no shooting.
He said that he hardly knows Faull, his neighbor, but he will not talk to the Belize police because they have a vendetta against him and want to silence him. He went through an ordeal when his compound was raided in May of this year, in which he was handcuffed for 14 hours, he said, and he will go international with his story that there is injustice in the country.
Until the real killer is found, McAfee said, he will remain in hiding and talk from there, and he will not go to the American Embassy, because of their collaboration with Belize.
In fact, McAfee, shortly after he knew he was wanted by San Pedro police, emailed Wired Magazine, in New Orleans, and recounted his side of the story to Josh Davis.
Prior to his death, Faull had made complaints about McAfee’s dogs and his security guards to the San Pedro Town Council, and these concerns were also supported by the residents of the Mata Rock area.
In a letter to the Mayor, McAfee’s dogs were said to be “vicious, running loose, attacking and terrorizing people,” and his security guards walk around with shotguns on the beach, and spot lights into residents and visitors faces at night, and were aggressive with their guns.
On Friday, November 9, four of McAfee’s dogs were poisoned, and the next night his neighbor, Gregory Faull, was killed. He has told San Pedro Sun, however, that he does not believe that Faull killed the dogs, and that he, McAfee, was the real target of the assassin, and not Faull.