Gumbumper has learned that, John McAfee, the 67-year-old retired founder of McAfee, Inc., a leading computer security company now owned by Intel, is blogging about his life on the run from police in Belize, where McAfee is wanted in connection with the November 11 shooting death of a man described as his neighbor. The blog is online at whoismcafee.com.
“With lots of time on my hands and very little to do with it, I’ve been reflecting on the recent detour my life has taken,” he wrote. “How did I end up as a murder suspect on the lam?”
He vowed that even if he is found and arrested, the website will continue to post his tale via administrator Chad Essley, a cartoonist who is working on a graphic novel about their friendship.
“If I am captured, this blog will continue,” McAfee wrote. “I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year.”
As McAfee wrote on Monday of his decision not turn himself into police: “I also needed to do my own investigation, since the police only seemed to be investigating my whereabouts. My safety is contingent on the truth being discovered. I today announced on NBC Television that I am offering a $25,000 reward for the capture of the person or persons responsible for Mr. [Gregory] Faul’s murder.”
McAfee also relates how he returned to his property in disguise after initially fleeing a police squadron on November 11:
“The first day I colored my full beard and my hair light grey- almost white. I darkened the skin of my face, neck and hands carefully with shoe polish and put on an LA Saints baseball cap with the brim facing backwards and tufts of the front of my hair sticking out unkempt through the band. I stuffed my cheeks with chewed bubble gum stuck to the outside of my upper and lower molars – making my face appear much fatter. I darkened and browned my front teeth. I stuffed a shaved down tampon deep into my right nostril and died the tip dark brown – giving my nose an awkward, lopsided, disgusting appearance.”
It’s unclear how long McAfee plans to remain a fugitive and how he’s even updating the blog. But as McAfee stated in another post on Monday, “If I am captured,” that no matter what happens to him, the content will continue beyond any such time as he’s apprehended, stating “I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year.”