Belizean police deny having John McAfee in custody

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Police in Belize deny that they have fugitive software pioneer John McAfee in custody after a post on McAfee’s blog suggested they did.

“We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico,” said a statement that appeared on McAfee’s blog Saturday evening.

A spokesman for McAfee also backed up the blog’s contention, though he explained to The Daily Caller Sunday that he couldn’t confirm with certainty that McAfee was in custody.

“We received a call from someone that said he was with John when he was arrested,” McAfee spokesman Brian Fitzgerald said.

“And we have not heard from John since Saturday early morning. We still cannot confirm, but we believe this is true. We are scrambling to find where he is.”

The Telegraph reported Sunday morning that Belizean authorities were denying knowledge of McAfee’s whereabouts.

McAfee started a blog after he was first reported to be on the run from authorities in the Central American country in mid-November as a suspect for the murder of American expatriate Gregory Viant Faull.

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