The family of missing CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham is offering $15,000 for information leading to his whereabouts. Cunningham, 35, went missing on Feb. 12, the same day he left work early after telling his boss he wasn’t feeling well.
The infection control doctor worked for the chronic disease department at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Chamblee, GA. He left work early on the morning of Feb. 12, after he was told he would not get the promotion he was in line for.
Two days later, Cunningham’s worried parents drove from their Maryland home to Cunningham’s home in north Georgia. There, they found his car, keys, his wallet containing his ID and credit cards, and his beloved dog Mr. Bojangles.
Two upstairs windows had been left open in the house. There were no signs of foul play, though Cobb County police say nothing can be ruled out.
The mystery surrounding Cunningham’s disappearance has sparked conspiracy theories, such as the one that claims he warned Facebook users about the flu vaccine being the cause of this season’s deadly flu strain that has killed over 100 children.
But Cunningham’s family denied the rumor that he issued such a warning.
“It is a lie,” said Cunningham’s father, Terrell Cunningham. “It is not factual. Hopefully, he’ll come back and be able to address that.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or submit info anonymously online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.