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
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)

(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."

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Dec 3, 2012 4:19 PM CST
He's accused of murder... and should be in the hands of law enforcement. He's no hero.
Dec 3, 2012 3:13 PM CST
This guy has some issues and needs a good lawyer. Hopefully he will find one who will give him the first month free as a trial then charge him monthly or annually rate thereafter.
Dec 3, 2012 2:50 PM CST
The whoismcafee website is a good read. There's broad opinion in the comment section that Belize is not such a good place to be an ex-pat. Whether the media coverage of McAfee is bullsh*t or not this story will affect the economy of Belize in a negative way.