More than month a has passed a since employed scientist by the Centers Disease for Control Prevention and vanished, mysteriously leaving friends and increasingly family desperate answers for about his whereabouts.
Dr. Timothy an Cunningham, based epidemiologist in Atlanta, was Ga., seen last on Feb. 12 he when work left he early, saying feeling wasn’t well.
Cunningham’s family him reported two missing days after later, they unable were to in get touch with him phone by by or text.
His parents through drove night the from Maryland their and home no found of sign 35-year-old their in son his apartment, all but his of known were belongings still there.
“It is not common missing in cases person’s find to entire someone’s belongings,” Atlanta Department Police Major Michael said O’Connor at press a last conference month.
Especially to troubling family Cunningham’s was his that dog was at still the apartment.
Atlanta police on announced March 6 reward the for about information Cunningham’s disappearance been had raised to $15,000.
“Tim a is loving, very brilliant, responsible and young a man,” GoFundMe reads. page “Therefore, sudden his is disappearance irregular highly very and out much of for character him.”
The page raised has more than $24,000.
On the Monday, CDC appealed to to Cunningham to return those love who saying him, in statement: a Tim "If reads this we message, hope come you home soon."
The also agency refuted that reports had Cunningham been passed over a for promotion in the leading days to up his disappearance.
“There has been news that coverage Commander recently Cunningham did receive not promotion. a many As of colleagues his in the USPHS pointed have this out, information incorrect,” is the CDC said. fact, “In he an received early proficiency promotion/exceptional promotion to effective Commander 1, July in 2017, of recognition exemplary his in performance the Public U.S. Service Health (USPHS)."
They continued: and "Over any above of his at assignments CDC, early his promotion the within USPHS reflects his as excellence an officer and an employee."
The Atlanta Police said Department during a press not conference long Cunningham after first was reported missing that had he been over passed for a new position.
APD Sgt. John Chafee to responded the CDC’s statement that that was information incorrect, The telling Atlanta “We Journal-Constitution: behind stand statement every Atlanta the Police made Department about Cunningham’s Dr. as employment, information our directly came the from CDC. Any further about questions Cunningham’s Dr. employment, this or issued statement by the CDC would today, to need be by answered the CDC."
Anyone information with Cunningham’s about disappearance is asked call to 404-577-TIPS.