A suicide note was allegedly found inside the pocket of antivirus software creator John McAfee, who was found dead in a Spanish prison cell last week. However, Its contents have not been publicly disclosed.
The information that a suicide note was found on McAfee is coming from the Daily Mail who cite an anonymous source who was apparently not authorized to speak about the investigation.
Also the source, who was not authorized to speak about the ongoing judicial inquiry, refused to comment on the contents of the note. Go figure.
Authorities in Spain are conducting an autopsy on McAfee’s body and have said that everything at the scene in his cell indicated that the 75-year-old did kill himself.
Meanwhile, his widow Janice McAfee, has demanded a ‘thorough investigation’ of his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke.
In her first public remarks since the software entrepreneur’s death on Wednesday, Janice said she wanted a ‘thorough investigation’ to provide ‘answers about how this was able to happen.’
‘His last words to me were ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening,’ the 38-year-old told reporters outside the Brians 2 penitentiary northwest of Barcelona where she recovered her late husband’s belongings.
She said they spoke earlier on the day he was found dead and made no indication that he wanted to take his own life.
‘Those words are not words of somebody who is suicidal,’ she added.
McAfee was arrested at the Barcelona airport in October last year on a warrant issued by prosecutors in Tennessee who were seeking up to three decades of imprisonment for allegedly evading more than $4 million in taxes.
The day before he was found dead, Spain’s National Court had announced that it was agreeing to his extradition to the U.S. but the decision was not final.
‘We had a plan of action already in place to appeal that decision,’ Janice McAfee told reporters. ‘I blame the U.S. authorities for this tragedy: Because of these politically motivated charges against him my husband is now dead.
‘I don’t believe he did this, I will get answers,’ she said.
The couple met in 2012 in Miami and married the following year. John McAfee had several children from previous relationships, Janice McAfee said.