That same day, the country's foreign minister said he did not know how McAfee got there. There was no registry of McAfee entering legally at any official border crossing, Foreign Minister Harold Caballeros told reporters.
His lawyer, Telesforo Guerra, filed a formal request for asylum with Guatemalan officials Wednesday.
But by Wednesday night McAfee, was detained and his asylum request was "suspended," said the presidential spokesman.
"Any citizen of any country must be expelled if they enter Guatemala illegally. This is what has occurred at this time. Because of this, he is in the custody of immigration, so they can conclude the administrative process, and then he will be expelled from the country," Cuevas said.
It was unclear what the next move would be in this saga that has now become an international news story.
But it seems the next chapter will be written right where this all started.