McAfee Blog: I'm Safe, Out of Belize

But wanted man says he will return

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 3, 2012 2:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Scratch that: John McAfee has not been captured, as a website he set up claimed yesterday, but rather the antivirus software pioneer is safe and not currently in Belize, a post at the same blog claims today. "I apologize for the silence, and misdirection," reads the post. "I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist[s] from Vice Magazine ... We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet. I will do a more detailed posting later today if all goes well."

McAfee, 67, is wanted for questioning about the murder of his neighbor, and has been on the run. The blog post claims McAfee used a "double," who carried a North Korean passport in his name, and that double was detained but later released in Mexico, USA Today reports. But the post also says McAfee plans to return to Belize: "My fight is in Belize, and I can do little in exile. My lifeline of information pertaining to the inner workings of the government depends on my physical presence."

In this Nov. 8, 2012, photo, software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
In this Nov. 8, 2012, photo, software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize.   (AP Photo/Ambergris Today Online-Sofia Munoz, File)
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