A BLOG POST CLAIMS that fugitive PC security pioneer John McAfee was captured at the Belize-Mexico border, but authorities in Belize have denied the rumour.
McAfee's capture was announced on his blog, which he started while on the run to profess his innocence in the murder of his neighbour.
The blog post read, "Late on Friday, November 30, 2012 after a series of short media interviews we lost contact with Mr. John McAfee.
"Soon after losing contact with Mr. McAfee we received a voicemail from an anonymous caller ID. In the message the gentleman stated, 'John was picked up crossing the Mexican border'."
But according to reports, authorities in Belize dismissed the rumour of McAfee's capture on Sunday.
"I do not know where he is supposed to have been captured, but he certainly isn't here at San Pedro police station," an officer stationed in McAfee's home town told The Guardian. We have tried to contact the Belize police press office to confirm this.
However, the post on McAfee's blog doesn't sound too convincing.
"We have not received word back from this individual [who left the anonymous voicemail], nor have we received word from McAfee himself. As such, we cannot confirm 100 percent that the message we received is accurate or deny it," the post continued.
"The only thing we can confirm is that we have not been able to make contact with Mr. McAfee and that he has not communicated with Mr Chad Essley."
McAfee invented antivirus protection for personal computers, but now he is wanted for questioning in connection with the recent murder of his neighbour.
Claiming there is a conspiracy against him, McAfee has denied having knowledge of the killing and instead has a theory that the killers actually wanted to assassinate him.
The recent posts to McAfee's blog suggest that his friends are afraid for his wellbeing. µ
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