Body of missing CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham found in Atlanta river

Yahoo News

The body of 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham was found by fishermen in an Atlanta river on Tuesday evening, bringing the long search for the missing CDC doctor to a tragic end.

According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos, Cunningham’s remains were pulled from the Chattahoochee River on April 3, over seven weeks after he disappeared on Feb. 12. An autopsy confirmed that the body belonged to the missing doctor.  

The body of 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham was found by fishermen in anFulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak said on Thursday that there were no signs of foul play and that Cunningham’s preliminary cause of death is believed to be drowning. His actual manner of death has not yet been determined.

It is also not yet known how Cunningham’s body ended up in its final location.

“We may never be able to tell you how he got into the river,” Major Michael O’Connor of the Atlanta Police told reporter during a press conference.

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

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

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

The unusual circumstances surrounding Cunningham’s disappearance baffled authorities for weeks until his remains were discovered on Tuesday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/body-missing-cdc-doctor-timothy-164440934.html

9 thoughts on “Body of missing CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham found in Atlanta river

    1. Yep….looks like a case of “silence the whistle blower” to me.

      “….phone, keys, wallet, car and dog, with no trace of him in sight….”

      He was abducted.

  1. “We may never be able to tell you how he got into the river,”

    I’m guessing it wasn’t of his own volition.

  2. ‘….disappeared without a trace after he left work mid-day in February, complaining of feeling ill.’

    ‘The unusual circumstances surrounding Cunningham’s disappearance baffled authorities for weeks until his remains were discovered on Tuesday.’

    hmmm…..so if they are no longer baffled it would seem that his body had the appearance of being in the water for seven weeks….

    1. I was wondering the same thing. After seven weeks in the drink, it would probably be pretty difficult to figure out who the hell it was.

      “No signs of foul play” is ridiculous.

  3. It was a swimming accident.

    Just like Natalie Woods.

    I suspect the CDC would have their employees have at least basic skills of how to swim in a river.

    Like..how to dog paddle while your being clubbed like a baby seal swimming.

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