Wanted software boss 'flees Belize'
Mr Keeney added that “we strongly urge journalists covering the McAfee story not to glorify the words and actions of this person who, by refusing to cooperate and tell police all he knows about the murder of Greg Faull, is harming the investigation of the murder”.
Police in Belize have called Mr McAfee a “person of interest” in the killing of Mr Faull and asked him to turn himself in for questioning. But he has not been charged and therefore can travel at will.
Mr Faull was shot dead in his home, a couple of houses from the compound where Mr McAfee kept several noisy dogs, armed guards and entertained a steady stream of young women brought in from the mainland.
Mr McAfee acknowledges that his dogs were bothersome and that Mr Faull had complained about them, but denies killing Mr Faull. Several of the dogs were poisoned shortly before Mr Faull’s murder.
For two weeks, McAfee refused to turn himself in and claimed to be hiding in plain sight, wearing disguises and watching as police raided his house. It was unclear, however, how much of what Mr McAfee said and wrote was true.
He did not describe the entire plan, nor did he say where exactly he was now. He noted only that “we are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet”. In a previous interview with the AP, Mr McAfee had said he had no plans to leave Belize.
But in yesterday’s post he said he left because he thought “Sam”, the young Belizean woman who has accompanied him since he went on the rum, was in danger.
“I left Belize because of a series of events which led both Sam and I to believe that she was in danger of capture. She has been my go-between and my eyes and ears in the outside world. I decided to make the move. I will be returning to Belize after I have place (sic) Sam in a safe position. My fight is in Belize, and I can do little in exile,” he said.
Police sources in Belize said however that they believed Mr McAfee was still in the country and prime minister Dean Barrow, expressed doubts about his mental state. “I don’t want to be unkind to the gentleman, but I believe he is extremely paranoid, even bonkers,” he said.