Body of Black CDC Scientist Uncovered

By Free Radical

Timothy Cunningham's body was discovered Tuesday in the Chattahoochee River.

Timothy Cunningham’s body was discovered Tuesday in the Chattahoochee River.

The body of Timothy Cunningham, an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been recovered according to national sources. On Tuesday April 3, the remains of his decomposed body was located by fisherman in a section of the Chattahoochee River located near Atlanta. The graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard University left work on February 12 after complaining of not feeling well and had not been seen ever since.

There were speculations that his disappearance was tied to rumors that he expressed that flu shots were the cause of deadly outbreaks of influenza.

However, Atlanta Police Department Major Michael O’Connor indicated that detectives could find “no indication of foul play.” Fulton County Medical Examiner Jan Gorniak expressed that the cause of Cunningham’s death is likely drowning yet additional toxicology and other reports will be completed.

However, some questions still remain. Cunningham’s personal belongings including his wallet, keys, and passport were found inside his home. Though his body was near his his home, the area is inaccessible to pedestrians. There were also three crystals in Cunningham’s pocket at the time of his death. Officials say that he was an avid rock collector.

After his disappearance, a $10,000 reward was offered by his family.

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