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."

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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." (Read more John McAfee stories.)

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