Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee is wanted for murder in Belize, Gizmodo reports. The news comes just days after a feature story by the same Gizmodo reporter looking at other lurid details of McAfee’s life.
McAfee, who started his original antivirus company out of his home in Santa Clara, Calif., is a prime suspect in the murder of another man originally from California, Gregory Faull, Gizmodo reports.
Faull was reportedly a builder who had been at odds with McAfee. Faull had filed a complaint with the mayor’s office about McAfee for guns and “roguish behavior,” and they reportedly had a subsequent disagreement about dogs. Local Belize paper the San Pedro Sun also reports that people in the area were concerned about armed security intimidating local residents. (The paper’s website was down earlier, possibly due to the popularity of this story.)
Faull was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a police statement. He was found dead by his housekeeper and was last seen alive Saturday night, according to the statement.
Gizmodo reports McAfee had also been active on a drug-focused message board writing about his attempts to purify the drug popularly known as bath salts.
Earlier this year, Belize police stormed a facility owned by McAfee where they found large amounts of cash, a lab filled with equipment and numerous guns, protected by a guard dog and four security guards — but it was all legal, Gizmodo reports.