There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the death of John McAfee, who was found dead last month in a Spanish prison. His wife added to the mystery when she recently shared his alleged suicide, which she claims is fake.
The tech entrepreneur was found dead inside his cell on June 23 at a detention facility where he was awaiting extradition to the U.S. following tax fraud charges. Shortly after his death, the autopsy ruled his death a suicide.
His wife, 38-year-old Janice McAfee, told reporters not long after that John wasn’t suicidal, and suggested that United States authorities were responsible for his death. She’s now doubled down on her claims, and shared the note that was reportedly found in his pocket when his body was discovered.
“Here is the alleged suicide note found in John’s pocket,” Janice McAfee wrote on Twitter alongside a scan of the note. “This note does not sound anything like someone who has no hope and is contemplating ending their life. This note sounds like one of John’s tweets. #NotASuicideNote #JusticeForJohnMcAfee.”
The note contains multiple words crossed out, and is somewhat difficult to read. “I am a phantom parasite,” the note opens. “I want to control my future, which does not exist.”
In a follow-up tweet, Janice clarified her thoughts on the note even further.
“The handwriting is suspect & I doubt the authenticity of the note," she wrote. "It reads more like someone trying to imitate John’s style of tweeting. And if this note was found in his pocket where are the markings of the note being folded into his pocket? #NotASuicideNote #JustForJohnMcAfee."
McAfee preemptively cast doubt over his death after previously suggesting on Twitter that U.S. officials were after him last year. “Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine,” he wrote, referring to all the conspiracy theories surrounding disgraced financer and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“His last words to me were, ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening.’ Those words are not words of somebody who is suicidal,” Janice previously said of McAfee's death. “All John wanted to do was spend his remaining years fishing and drinking. He did not deserve to die in a filthy prison, like a caged animal.”