>> After a nearly two month intensive search, the body of missing CDC worker Timothy Cunningham has been recovered from Atlanta's Chattahoochee River.>> There was no signs of any foul play. Right now, the the preliminary cause of death is drowning. But since the investigation is still open, we do not have a manner of death.
Whether it's an accident, a suicide, or anything other than that.>> The 35 year-old epidemiologist working in CDC's chronic disease unit was last seen in February. Leaving work early, saying he wasn't feeling well. According to police, Cunningham was disappointed about not getting a promotion. But the CDC leader issued a statement saying Cunningham had received a promotion last July.
Cunningham's mysterious disappearance prompted a major search effort and a $10,000 reward for clues. With authorities perplexed as to why a highly respected epidemiologist with 16 years' experience in public health disappeared. With his keys, cellphone, wallet, and dog left in his Atlanta home.