A badly decomposed physique found close to the Chattahoochee River in Georgia has been recognized because the Heart for Illness Management and Prevention worker who vanished almost two months in the past.
Officers made the ugly discovery in Northwest Atlanta earlier this week and on Thursday confirmed the physique was that of Timothy Cunningham.
The 35-year-old, an epidemiologist on the CDC, left work sick the day of Feb. 12 and had not been heard from since.
His dad and mom stated they later found his cellphone, pockets and automotive keys in addition to his canine — which had been left unattended — at his Atlanta residence.
The day he disappeared, Atlanta police stated Cunningham discovered he wouldn’t be receiving a promotion to department supervisor — however the CDC has since walked again claims that Cunningham had been handed over for the place.
“Actually, he acquired an early promotion/distinctive proficiency promotion to Commander efficient July 1, 2017 in recognition of his exemplary efficiency within the U.S. Public Well being Service,” the company stated in a March assertion.
A number of companies responded to the scene behind the Atlanta Public Security Home alongside Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway earlier than 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the place they found the stays in poor situation, WSB-TV reported.
A Morehouse Faculty and Harvard College graduate, Cunningham has performed a pivotal position in addressing previous public well being emergencies — together with the Ebola and Zika viruses.
Authorities haven’t introduced proof to counsel foul play and had been beforehand providing a $15,000 reward for data within the case.