Belize police are on the hunt for John McAfee. The computer virus pioneer is wanted on murder charges in the death of American expatriate Gregory Paul. Gregory was shot and killed on Saturday night in his San Pedro home on the island of Ambergris Caye.
Just last week, Gizmodo reported that McAfee had become estranged from his fellow expatriates and that the virus pioneer had admitted to hanging out with Belize’s most notorious gangsters.
In 2011, McAfee began posting messages on Russian drug-focused board Bluelight. In his messages, McAfee said he was looking for a way to purify “bath salts” and other psychoactive drugs using compounds found commercially on the internet.
In one post, McAfee admitted that the drug “super perv powder,” which he handled in its freebase version, led to “visual and auditory hallucinations and the worst paranoia of my life.”
It’s not clear if his drug use played a part in his alleged participation in the murder; however, Gizmodo points out a message by forum user fiveseven15 who wrote:
“Mdpv is serious shit. would explain his paranoia and erraticness. i’ve been thru that. i played with mdpv for about two weeks, then started seeing shadow people in the corner of my eye, and what amphetamine heads call ‘tree-cops’… its essentially really, REALLY f-ed up meth.”
The scariest aspect of this story may be the fact that an entire lab was constructed for John McAfee’s research purposes. Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans, McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated.
McAfee’s strange behavior is nothing new. According to people who knew him, McAfee would often make constant advances towards women, often coercing them into bed.
The whereabouts of John McAfee are not known at this time.