Pioneering antivirus developer John McAfee is now a prime suspect in a murder investigation in Belize, where he remains at large.
Police said that the body of McAfee's 52-year-old neighbor, U.S. national Gregory Viant Faull, was discovered Sunday in San Pedro Town, located on the Belize island of Ambergris Caye. "His housekeeper ... arrived at Mr. Faull's home where she found him in a motionless state lying in a pool of blood," said Belizean police press officer Raphael Martinez, reported 7 News Belize. "The police were called and the scene was processed -- where one 9mm expended shell was recovered. The body has an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the head." Police said Faull's laptop and iPhone were missing.
After the murder, police said they searched McAfee's residence and confiscated numerous weapons, but didn't find McAfee himself. That's because McAfee, a dual American and British citizen who relocated to Belize in 2008, is on the run. He'd seen the police coming Sunday and so buried himself in the sand, shielding his face with cardboard so he could breathe. "It was extraordinarily uncomfortable," he told Wired Monday. "But they will kill me if they find me."