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Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than seven weeks ago was found drowned in a river not far from his house, with no sign of foul play, authorities said Thursday.

Timothy Cunningham’s body was found Tuesday partially submerged in water and mud on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta, fire-rescue department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said at a news conference. Stafford said that rescue crews had to use boats and special equipment to reach Cunningham’s body because it was located in difficult terrain in a “remote area not easily accessible.”

Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Jan Gorniak determined the cause of death. “Since the investigation is ongoing, we do not have … whether it was an accident, a suicide, or anything other than that” Cunningham drowned, Gorniak said.

Gorniak said the decomposing body was positively identified using dental records.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No sign of foul play?

Cunningham left the CDC early on February 12, complaining of ill health. In theory, he went directly home. So how does he wind up in a river? Did he decide to go for a swim in February?

Cunningham's keys, wallet, cell phone and car were at his home.

And why did Cunningham tell his neighbor that his wife should delete Cunningham's phone number from her cell phone?