On June 23, 2021, the enigmatic and quirky entrepreneur of the world of technology, John McAfee, was found dead in a prison in Spainafter serving time while awaiting extradition to the United States on federal charges of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.
A year later, his body remains in a morgue in Barcelona. Why has this happened?
His daughter, Jen McAfee spoke to the site Market Watchto explain a little what has happened to the body of the creator of the antivirus.
“This has been one of the longest years of my life. I would not wish this trip on anyone,” he begins by holding to add that “the Spanish authorities have moved at a glacial pace to issue a death certificate – it took them 11 months – and to make a decision about what to do with his body. “
“It’s been an unfathomable delay,” added Joy Athanasiou, an attorney for Jen McAfee. She said that she has not spoken to the Spanish court since February.
This happens because an autopsy has not yet been done to confirm the thesis of suicide. Spanish authorities have so far issued death certificates, but without cause of death.
“If there was any credibility to that suicide story, why not allow us to have an independent autopsy? Why can’t we get his autopsy report?” said John’s ex-wife, Janice McAfee he said in the podcast interview with the Rice TVx YouTube channel. She and her attorney have long called for an independent autopsy.
In the podcast interviewJanice McAfee said she saw John’s body in the morgue shortly after his death, but only saw his head. The rest of his body was covered by a sheet, she said. To this day, she strongly argues that John was killed while held in a prison near Barcelona, after being arrested by Spanish authorities in accordance with a request from the US Department of Justice, which was seeking extradition.
A online petition requesting that McAfee’s body be returned to his widow, Janice, was established in May with the goal of collecting 100,000 signatures to “shed light” and provide a “conclusion to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the founder of McAfee Anti-Virus.” ». So far, it has 1,227 signatures.