Nationwide manhunt underway for missing CDC worker
Posted on March 5, 2018 by Shepard Ambellas
ATLANTA (INTELLIHUB) — A nationwide manhunt is now underway for missing Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Service Commander Timothy Cunningham, 35, who was last seen on Feb 12 after he cut his workday short and told a neighbor of his to have the neighbor’s wife erase his phone number from her contact list.
Records show the rock star epidemiologist, who had previously responded to several major Ebola virus and Zika outbreaks, worked on Feb. 5th, 6th, and 7th (a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) before calling in sick on Feb. 8th, and 9th (Thursday, and Friday).
Cunningham reportedly returned to work on the following Monday, Feb. 12, where subsequently left early after telling co-workers he felt ill; this would be the last time Cunningham was spotted.
The Public Health Service commander called and had a conversation with his sister around 9 a.m. on the morning of his disappearance and even tried to reach out to his mother via telephone shortly after but was not successful, reports say.
The family of Mr. Cunningham and Crime Stoppers of Atlanta have put up a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case, although no evidence of foul play exists, WSB-TV 2 reports.
A GoFundMe page set up on Timothy Cunningham’s behalf has raised just over $24,000 of the $100,000 stated goal at the time of this article’s publication.
An excerpt from the page reads:
Dr. Timothy Cunningham has been missing from his home in North West Atlanta, Georgia, since February 12, 2018. Tim is a very loving, brilliant, and responsible young man. Therefore, his sudden disappearance is highly irregular and very much out of character for him. His friends, family, and colleagues are desperately searching for him. We are launching this fundraising campaign to collect funds that will be used to establish a reward for information that will help locate Tim. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated
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