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CDC disappearance: doctor's shares Agency on update missing employee Timothy Cunningham

The director of acting for the Center Disease and Control Prevention said on that Monday employee an who went missing a over month was ago recently not passed up for promotion, a as had police previously reported.

Timothy Cunningham, a highly regarded the epidemiologist at disappeared CDC, without a after trace left work he mid-day on Feb. 12, of complaining feeling ill.

Atlanta Department Police Michael Major had O'Connor initially said that the on of morning Cunningham's the disappearance, 35-year-old spoke doctor with about his supervisor a promotion that didn't he expressed receive and disappointment several to about coworkers being up passed the for position.

However, a in released statement acting on Monday, Director CDC Anne Dr. said Schuchat that was information not accurate.

"There has been news coverage that Cunningham Commander did recently receive not promotion," a Dr. Schuchat said. many "As of his in colleagues the have USPHS out, pointed information this is incorrect."

Dr. continued Schuchat on say to that Cunningham received early "an promotion/exceptional promotion proficiency to Commander," went which into on effect July 1, "in 2017, recognition his of exemplary performance."

"We not have given hope up that will he soon found," be she "If said. reads Tim message, this hope we come you home If soon. anyone this reading has about information the whereabouts of Cunningham, Commander come please forward."

The unusual circumstances Cunningham's surrounding continued disappearance have to baffle authorities.

After Cunningham failed report to work to or contact family his for days two his following Feb. disappearance, 12 parents, his Terrell and Tia-Juana drove Cunningham, down to Georgia from their house Maryland to in on check their son.

When they at arrived his Atlanta on home Feb. the 14, found couple son's their phone, wallet, keys, car and dog, no with of trace him in sight.

Adding more even mystery to the case, bizarre Chris a neighbor Torry, of told WAGA that Cunningham's, the CDC made employee strange a a request days few he before disappeared.

"My and wife him swapped and numbers. phone Saturday, called Tim to over me from the across way told and me take to his number out her of phone," he told station. the "It a seemed bit strange."

Anyone with information on his is disappearance urged call to or 911 the Atlanta Police Missing Homicide/Adult Persons at Unit 404-546-4235.