Friday, November 23, 2012

Belize: Update on Greg Faull Homicide, Fugitive McAfee Strangely Offers $25,000 Reward

As a follow-up to my November 20 posting re: the November 11 murder of US expatriate Greg Faull, 53, on Ambergris Caye, near the town of San Pedro, impulsive, eccentric former anti-virus CEO of the company that bore his name, John McAfee, 67, has reportedly offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Faull's murderer. The source of this report is Belize's Amandala, a media organization.

COMMENT: Considering that it was common knowledge that Faull, a neighbor of McAfee's, had complained extensively about McAfee's twelve barking dogs, four of which were fatally poisoned two days before Faull's shooting death, McAfee should end his foolish disguises and subterfuges in evading local police and accept his responsibility to clear matters up with Belizean authorities.

If McAfee is so fearful of police in Belize, he should have remained in the US.

Even though McAfee reportedly has told local journalists that he is "not in hiding," police efforts to locate him at his residence and through other sources have not been productive, hence, he still seems to be playing games with local authorities.

Mr. Faull was found at his home in the Mata Rock area of San Pedro, around 0715 hours on Sunday, November 11, and was last seen alive at 2200 hours on November 10. Thus, police believe  Faull was shot and killed from behind with a 9mm semi-auto pistol after that time. 

Police, in conducting their investigations, went to McAfee’s compound in Mata Rock, San Pedro, and dug up four of McAfee’s dogs that had been shot and were subsequently buried. Witnesses on McAfee’s compound said that police decapitated the dogs and reburied the animals, taking their heads to a forensic lab to determine whether any of the bullets that killed the dogs matched the slug taken out of  Greg Faull’s head.

It is very unlikely that Faull's assailant shot and killed both McAfee's dogs and Faull, yet it is logical to make the comparison.

What the police should do is execute a search warrant at McAffe's residence and remove all 9mm firearms they can locate and conduct a comparison of  against the bullet removed from Faull's head.

In the meantime, McAfee remains adamant that he will not surrender himself to the police on the basis that he "fears that they will kill him." On what basis?

The best-practices in homicide investigations in Belize are obviously much different than those in developed nations, which is why this investigation remains unsolved.