John McAfee’s physique continues to be in a Spanish morgue – one yr after the software program entrepreneur was discovered lifeless in his jail cell.
The 75-year-old was found a number of hours after Spain’s excessive courtroom had authorised his extradition to the US on tax evasion expenses.
An submit mortem had concluded that he killed himself, however McAfee’s widow mentioned he was not suicidal and would search “solutions”.
His household challenged the findings, however their request for additional checks was denied.
And though McAfee’s family appealed this resolution, a choose subsequently dominated that his physique couldn’t be handed to the household till the attraction was resolved.
A spokesperson for Catalonia’s justice division mentioned it was unusual for recognized our bodies reclaimed by their households to be saved for such a very long time.
McAfee launched the world’s first business anti-virus software program again in 1987, and had spent years on the run from the US authorities.
Marking the anniversary, his spouse Janice mentioned: “It is troublesome to place into phrases what life has been like this previous yr.”
She shared an internet petition that’s designed to “assist strain” Spanish authorities to launch McAfee’s physique, and it additionally requires an impartial submit mortem “to find out if the official explanation for dying might be challenged or investigated privately”.
McAfee had been accused of evading taxes after allegedly failing to report earnings constructed from selling cryptocurrencies whereas he did consultancy work.
The British-American businessman, who was born in Gloucestershire within the UK, was additionally charged with evading tax in relation to earnings from talking engagements and promoting the rights to his life story for a documentary.
McAfee was no stranger to information protection and lived an eventful life after promoting his stake in his anti-virus software program firm within the early Nineties.
In July 2019, McAfee was launched from detention within the Dominican Republic after he and 5 others have been suspected of travelling on a yacht carrying high-calibre weapons, ammunition and military-style gear.
The yr earlier than that, the previous US presidential hopeful mentioned he was unconscious for 2 days after “enemies” tried to kill him.
And again in 2012, the prime minister of Belize urged McAfee handy himself into the authorities in relation to the dying of his neighbour.
McAfee went on the run after Gregory Faull, 52, was shot on the Caribbean island the place they each lived.
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