Where Is Janice Dyson Now? Her Life Before & After John McAfee

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Where Is Janice Dyson Now? Her Life Before & After John McAfee
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Janice Dyson is known for her marriage to the late founder of the McAfee Association and the Antivirus software creator John McAfee. She married the British computer programmer in the early 2010s and remained his wife until his death in 2021.

Per the majority, she happens to be a loyal partner of McAfee. Dyson’s late husband, McAfee created antivirus software that would detect the computer virus and remove it automatically. While McAfee’s innovation added millions of dollars to his bank account and helped solve a lot of problems, he also became “the most popular hacking target.” In addition, he had occasional feuds with the international law committees.

And one other person that got or still gets the attention in all these is Janice Dyson whom the British-American tech entrepreneur trusted with his life. Know how she became dear to McAfee, what was her life like being his wife, where did she come from, and what is she doing, all in the ensuing headings.

Janice Dyson Profile Summary

  • Full Name: Janice Dyson
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 1983
  • Toriah Lachell’s Age: 39-Years-Old
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Horoscope: Unknown
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Spouse Deceased
  • Toriah Lachell Parents: None
  • Toriah Lachell Siblings: None
  • Net Worth: $4 Million

Janice Dyson Is Originally From Guatemala 

Dyson was born in 1983 in Guatemala. As of 2023, she is 39 years old.

Beyond the aforesaid details, there, however, lies sparse facts about McAfee’s African-American wife especially when it is about her life before she met the antivirus designer.

It though is believed she hailed from quite a deprived family and at some point in her adult life also suffered domestic violence along with poverty.

Janice Dyson was a Prostitute When She First Met Her Husband John McAfee 

When she first met McAfee in 2012, Janice worked as a prostitute in South Beach, Florida. The software developer had hired her for sex. He was then fleeing Belize after becoming a prime suspect in his neighbor’s murder, according to Newsweek.

John McAfee married Janice Dyson in 2013.
John McAfee met Janice Dyson in 2012 when the former was fleeing the Belize authorities.

Though Janice and McAfee had an age gap of over 38 years, they married in 2013. In total, they remained husband and wife for eight years, until the former’s death in 2021.

In 2017, the pair revealed that the late McAfee founder saved his future wife from a violent pimp.

Janice Had Some Ulterior Motives For Marrying John 

Interestingly, sometime after they started dating, it came to light that Janice Dyson had begun the relationship with McAfee, to spy on him for cartel bosses for whom she worked. In fact, she had received orders from them to drugs and poison.

So she would pass information about his movements to some gangsters who wanted to kidnap him. She was working for her former associate, Delmariea Kamani Crutchfield, aka “Suave.”  The initial plan was to kidnap and rob him.

Some insiders state Dyson’s pimp blackmailed her into drugging McAfee’s food and even made her leave the doors unlocked at the couple’s Lexington, Ky. home.

Dyson, however, developed real feelings for John and while she plotted to trap her husband she also has given hints about her every move, indirectly so he could survive. McAfee’s paranoia and his ample security also helped a lot in his survival.

He later came to know about his wife spying on him. He, however, didn’t take any action because he understood the position she was in.

During the course of their relationship, John also protected her from people who made her do prostitution.

Dyson Remained Loyal To Her Partner Till His Death

After the marriage, the couple, for a while, lived in a mansion in Tennessee and there were bodyguards and workers left and right for safety and security of Janice. They also cruised around the Caribbean nations and some European territories. Their marriage though didn’t produce any children.

Then in 2019, the authorities arrested Dyson and her husband while they were on a yacht in the Dominican Republic. They were heading to the US alongside their crew. Reportedly, when police confronted the couple they had firearms in their possession.

Janice Dyson and her husband were arrested in 2019 in the Dominican Republic. They were found possessing firearms.
After the marriage, Janice Dyson and her husband John McAfee lived briefly in Tennessee, England, and in some European countries.

Janice and McAfee were let go sometime after the detainment.

Then on 5 October 2020, McAfee faced Spanish authorities in charge of tax evasion. Spain had received the hunt order from the United States Department of Justice. The June indictment of that year alleged he earned millions of dollars from 2014 to 2018 and failed to file income tax returns.

Dyson stood by her husband when the police took him under custody.

Janice Dyson Husband Apparently Committed Suicide In A Spanish Prison 

The police found Janice’s husband lying dead in his cell on June 23rd, 2021. He was serving his time at the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center near Barcelona. His death happened the same day the Spanish Court ordered his extradition to the United States.

An official autopsy confirmed the case of suicide. Shortly after the authorities reported he killed himself by hanging.

She Believes Her Husband John McAfee Didn’t Kill Himself 

A lot of speculation and conspiracy theories emerged after the news of the death of John McAfee. All wondering and speculating if he actually took his life.

Janice, on the other hand, shared a post on Instagram where she said she had spoken to him earlier and claimed her tech nerd husband had no suicidal signs.

John McAfee's last wife believes he didn't commit suicide but his murder was rather plotted.
Janice’s husband, John McAfee died on June 23rd, 2021. He apparently committed suicide while still in Prison near Barcelona, Spain.

Dyson argued someone or some group contrived a plan to kill her husband as he knew a lot about a group of people who were corrupt and thus wanted to “silence” him forever.

Since his demise, Janice has been on a constant pursuit to seek justice for her late partner — asking for a thorough investigation and fueling hashtags in social media.

Is Janice Dyson rich? Her Net Worth

It is unclear what Janice inherited or what her net worth looks like after the demise of McAfee in light of the millions of dollars he made. However, sources speculate she might have gained handsomely from the many properties and fortunes of the Gloucestershire native albeit lesser than what it used to be.

Things to consider are his five-acre oceanfront mansion in Hawaii, a 10-person Cessna private jet, and a 157-acre ranch in New Mexico that contained a 35-person movie theater, artwork, and dozens of luxury cars. All these in addition to a few or two yachts.

Additionally, for years while living with McAfee, Janice lived a luxury lifestyle thanks to the programmer’s multimillion wealth.

Though as mentioned, he had lost most of them during the financial toll he faced while he was still alive. As such he made headlines in Aug 2009 when he lost a grand total of $96 million from his $100 million net worth.

She Would Have Been The First Lady Of The United States

Dyson’s late husband once announced his intention to run for the president of the United States in the 2016 Presidential election under a new political party then called the Cyber Party. The owner of McAfee Associates later changed his party to Libertarian. McAfee finished second in the primaries and third at the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.

Later in 2020, he tweeted he would run for the year’s presidential election as a Libertarian.

Janice Dyson Had Three Children Before Meeting John 

While people do not know much about her life prior to being the wife of John McAfee, she is known to have had three children; two daughters and one boy, even before she met the wanted man. As per reports, she left her kids in the United States while she was on the run with her coder husband.

John McAfee and his last wife didn't have any children though the latter had three children from her previous relationship.
The Cafe where John McAfee first met Janice Dyson. Picture courtesy of The Daily Mail.

As for McAfee, he once reportedly boasted of having up to 47 children from his previous marriages. He additionally claimed of having 61 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Though he said he never met any of his great-grandchildren, he, nevertheless, maintained that he sent them financial support.

John, Himself was Married Twice Prior To Having a Relationship with Janice 

Janice Dyson was McAfee’s third wife. Prior to Dyson, McAfee was the husband of a woman whom he had met during his doctorate at Northeast Louisana State College. She was at the time an undergraduate student. The university expelled Janice’s future partner for having a relationship with his junior. They nonetheless married in 1968.

John’s second marriage was to Judy McAfee, a yoga enthusiast and former flight attendant at American Airlines. She helped him build his company in 1987. They were in a marital union until 2002.

Where Is Janice Dyson Now?

In December 2021, John McAfee’s third wife, through her Instagram, posted rather long writings mostly reporting how she was coping with her late husband’s demise and the aftermaths. She described she is in constant fear that somebody is after her life and was finding it difficult to leave Spain.

John McAfJohn McAfee's wife is currently in Spain.ee's wife, Janice Dyson after the death of her husband while talking to reporters outside the Brians 2 penitentiary northwest of Barcelona
John McAfee’s wife, Janice Dyson after the death of her husband while talking to reporters outside the Brians 2 penitentiary northwest of Barcelona. Source: AP

She also complained about the slow investigation into John’s death. Additionally, she reported how things have been pretty tense for the past few months.

Her children are apparently in the states. 

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