Thursday, November 29, 2012

Belize: Little Progress Made in Shooting Death of US Expat Greg Faull, John McAfee Gets a Free Pass

COMMENT: As a follow-up to my postings of November 13, 15, 20 and 23, it seems clear that there has been little progress in the shooting death of American expatriate Greg Faull, 53, who was killed in his home on November 11, by an assailant who discharged a single round from a 9mm semi-auto pistol into Mr. Faull's head. 

The shooting occurred near the town of San Pedro.

Strangely, the only items of value taken from his home by the American's assailant was his laptop and iPhone, suggesting that his killer was most concerned with email communications.

It is also noteworthy that there was no evidence of forced entry and that Mr. Faull was shot from behind, which could suggest that his assailant was known to him. It is also possible that physical evidence left behind might well have included powder burns.

Even though Faull was shot and killed on November 11, local police have released NO details stemming from the victim's autopsy.

It is also fascinating to point out that since the middle of November there has virtually been no media coverage on Faull's murder, other than the lack of success on the part of local cops to find McAfee so that he can be questioned.

Since the victim's time of death, Belizean police have been unable to find former anti-virus CEO John McAfee, 67, who has eluded police investigators, despite the fact that McAfee's compound is well-known to local authorities, as were his many bodyguards, the latter of whom were obviously cognizant of McAfee's local haunts and hangouts.

At this point, McAfee has been reported to have used disguises to evade police, even though he has to their prime person of interest in Faull's death, considering that the victim had an ongoing dispute with his neighbor's [McAfee] over the latter's dozen barking dogs.

Ironically, less than two days before Mr. Faull was shot and killed, four of McAfee's dogs were poisoned to death by unknown persons.

Having worked most of my life as a criminal investigator abroad, I personally find it incredible that Belizean police cannot find McAfee, given the vast amount of information they have hopefully assembled on him.

Clearly, Mr. Faull's family deserves final closure as to who was responsible for his death and their need for justice, which, at the moment, is increasingly elusive.

Needless to say, the longer McAfee endeavors to avoid Belizean authorities, the worst it looks for him.