Body of missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham found

Body of missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham found

Body of missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham found

Cunningham left work in the Atlanta office on February 12, saying that he was sick after learning he was passed over for promotion.

Police confirmed that scientist Dr. Timothy Cunningham's body was found in the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta. "Since the investigation is ongoing, we do not have. whether it was an accident, a suicide, or anything other than that" Cunningham drowned, Gorniak said. Officials said it was just east of the Atlanta Public Safety Annex.

"It was very hard to access the location where Mr. Cunningham was found", explained Sgt. Cortez Stafford with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. O'Connor said the river wasn't that far from Cunningham's home. A boat was used to access the body. Michael O'Connor of the Atlanta Police told reporters.

Cunningham, a Harvard graduate, was wearing favorite jogging suit, officials said. Cunningham was known to collect these sort of items.

"The most unusual factor in this case is that every single belonging that we are aware of was located in the residence", O'Connor said.

Cunningham worked as an epidemiologist working in the CDC's chronic disease unit.

Atlanta fire-rescue department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said at a news conference Thursday that a fisherman found the body of 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham on Tuesday and called authorities.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared nearly two months ago under what officials called "an extremely unusual set of circumstances" has been found dead.

Almost two weeks later, the CDC said that information was untrue.

11 Alive reports that the information the Atlanta Police received came directly from the CDC.

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