Gregory Faull: Family of Orlando man killed in Belize `shocked`

Family of Orlando man killed in Belize `shocked`

The family of a longtime Orlando resident found shot dead in Belize is "shocked and saddened" by his slaying, the family said in a statement.

"We are shocked and saddened by the murder of Gregory Faull, a loving father, son and brother who will be remembered as an independent, hard working man full of initiative and a love of adventure," it said.

Police in the Central American nation said Monday they are looking for John McAfee -- the founder of the antivirus software company McAfee Inc. -- to question him about the slaying. McAfee lived next door to Faull, 52, who was found with a gunshot wound to his head inside his two-story home north of San Pedro, a town on the island of Ambergris Caye.

"Losing Greg leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. We urge law enforcement authorities in Belize and internationally to bring those responsible to justice quickly," Faull's family said.

According to the statement, Faull founded a successful construction business, Gregory V. Faull, General Contractor Inc., which worked on commercial projects at Disney World and other theme parks. He later built a bar on the campus of the University of Central Florida, the first on-campus restaurant with a liquor license.

Faull was an adventurer, the statement said, and in recent months used his skills in construction to buy and renovate a hurricane-damaged home in Belize. He had just completed work on the home when he was killed.

Raphael Martinez, spokesman for Belize's Ministry of National Security, described McAfee, 67, only as a "person of interest." No charges have been filed in the case.

"It's too early in the investigation. To say he is a suspect would be a bold statement," Martinez told The Associated Press.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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