November 19th, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Where is John McAfee? U.S. Internet tycoon vanishes in Belize

American internet tycoon John McAfee is believed to be in hiding in Belize, after the murder of his neighbor on an island off the central American coast.

While McAfee is not being called a suspect, police want to question him.

Our Martin Savidge has the story.

A bizarre visit to John McAfee's pleasure palace in Belize

To look for John McAfee, you must be willing to travel a narrow, rutted and muddy road. And the more I bumped and backfired along it in my temperamental, rented, gas golf cart ... the deeper down the rabbit hole I fell. This is one weird story.

Some say it began a week ago Friday when the man who practically invented Internet security, John McAfee, shot his dogs.

Others say it goes back to April when police raided his compound on the mainland looking for drugs and guns. They found both but the guns had permits and the drugs were legal. Some say police never got over their disappointment. The Austrian woman I had picked up with my golf cart told me McAfee was trying to make a female version of Viagra.

I'm not in the habit of picking up hitchhikers but it's customary here to give a lift to locals. As they say, "You never know when YOU might need a ride." Judging by the sound of my golf cart, that time wasn't far off.


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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Man, I spend so much effort just trying to keep my CEO outta situations just like this.

    November 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply

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