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McAfee said to be in Guatemala

Dec. 4, 2012 at 9:14 PM   |   Comments

GUATEMALA CITY, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee, wanted for questioning in his neighbor's shooting death in Belize, said Tuesday he was in Guatemala.

A blog post written under his name stated McAfee "will be meeting with Guatemalan officials this morning," ABC News reported.

An official at the Guatemalan Embassy in Washington told ABC News it could not be immediately confirmed whether McAfee was in Guatemala.

"I apologize for all of the misdirections over the past few days," the McAfee blog stated. "It was not easy to exit Belize and required many supporters in many countries."

A weekend post on the blog had claimed McAfee had been detained on the Belize/Mexico border. Then on Monday, another post said that person was a "double" carrying a North Korean passport with McAfee's name, ABC News said.

That post claimed McAfee, 67, had been spirited out of Belize and was with his 20-year-old girlfriend, Samantha, and two reporters from Vice magazine.

McAfee's exact location was not provided. A spokesman for Belize's National Security Ministry, Raphael Martinez, told ABC News Monday Belizean security officials believed McAfee was still in their country.

By that time, however, Vice magazine had posted a photo of McAfee apparently taken on an iPhone 4S. Wired.com said it was able to obtain location information embedded in the photo, placing McAfee in the Rio Dulce National Park in Guatemala.

The latest blog post on McAfee's site confirmed that's where the photo had taken.

"We made it to safety in spite of this handicap," the post reads. "I had to cancel numerous interviews with the press yesterday because of this and I apologize to all of those affected."

Belize authorities want to talk to McAfee about the death of Greg Faull, who was found shot in the head last month.

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