The body of John McAfee, creator of the famous computer antivirus, is still in the Barcelona mortuary seven months after his death in the Catalan prison of Brians 2. Forensic and judicial investigation maintain that the cause of death was suicide, a thesis that does not share the tycoon’s family.
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As the portal has advanced Market Watch and legal sources have confirmed, McAfee’s body cannot be repatriated until decided by the Martorell (Barcelona) judge who is investigating his death, a decision that has not yet been made.
McAfee’s mortal remains were transferred after his death to the mortuary of the Institute of Legal and Forensic Medicine, in the City of Justice of Barcelona, and have remained since then in one of the enclosure’s refrigerators.
McAfee, who was 75 years old, was found dead on June 23, 2021 in his cell at the Brians 2 prison, in Sant Esteve Sesrovires (Barcelona), the same day that the National Court announced its decision to extradite him to the United States for alleged tax evasion.
A court in Martorell opened an investigation to determine the causes of death and the programmer’s family, who doubted that he had taken his own life, requested that a second autopsy be performed on the body, which days later confirmed the hypothesis of suicide .
McAfee had been arrested in October 2020 at El Prat airport in Barcelona, when he was about to catch a flight to Istanbul and since then he has been in preventive detention.
During the extradition hearing, the businessman, whose United States tax debt amounts to more than four million dollars, claimed to have paid “millions of dollars in taxes” and said he was the victim of political persecution for having denounced corruption in the tax agency. .