Dr. Timothy Cunningham’s body was located in a river this week (who claimed flu shots caused the flu outbreak) nearly two months after he was reported missing, police announced Thursday.
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His body was found in the Chattahoochee River, which is located just north of Atlanta, where he resided prior to his lengthy disappearance. It had been two months since Cunningham, an epidemiologist with the CDC, had been seen before his body’s grim discovery in the river.
“The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta late Tuesday to be missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham,” Atlanta police tweeted. “A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. ET at APD Headquarters on the investigation.”
Cunningham originally disappeared on February 12th after leaving the CDC’s Atlanta office and claiming that he felt “ill.” His family drove down from Maryland and entered his premises only to find that his keys, wallet, and dog, remained. They did, however, find that a window had been open.
The CDC was largely disputing claims made by Atlanta police that Cunningham had been denied a promotion. The CDC claimed he’d in fact, been awarded a promotion instead.