Mr McAfee, the man behind the popular anti-virus computer software, has been in hiding since November after his neighbour¸ the American businessman Gregory Viant Faull, was shot dead.
Mr McAfee, founder of the anti-virus software company that bears his last name, denies any involvement in Mr Faull’s murder which happened on Ambergris Caye, an island where they both live off the coast of Belize. Police say they want to speak to him about the killing, but claim they do not consider him a suspect.
However Mr McAfee has repeatedly said that he believes the police and government in Belize are corrupt and that he will be “summarily executed” if he is ever caught. He has previously dismissed the possibility of ever handing himself in.
During his time on the run a blog written by the 67-year-old, has documented his travails which include disguising himself as a tramp to avoid detection.
On Saturday the blog was updated. A message, which unlike other posts appears to have been written by a third party, read: “We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and