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Sunday 20 April 2014

Fugitive tycoon adopts disguise as he hides in jungle

A technology millionaire who police want to speak to about the murder of his neighbour in Belize has adopted a disguise and is moving every four hours in the Central American jungle in an attempt to evade authorities.

In an extraordinary series of interviews with a journalist at 'Wired' magazine, John McAfee (67) has given running updates on his progress, describing how he was travelling in boats, lying on the floors of taxis and sleeping in a lice-infested bed.

The tattooed millionaire (pictured), who has a penchant for guns, said he had dyed his hair and beard black. He added: "I'll probably look like a murderer, unfortunately."

Mr McAfee, who lives in a $1.5m villa on the island of Ambergris Caye off the Belize coast, has repeatedly denied shooting dead his neighbour, Gregory Viant Faull (52) on Saturday.

Mr McAfee, who was born in England, started his software antivirus company in the late 1980s and made $100m.

He told 'Wired' he was alone and unarmed. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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