The two fisherman who spotted the decomposed body of CDC epidemiologist Timothy Cunningham in the Chattahoochee River will not split the $15,000 reward money.
Cunningham, 35, went missing on Feb. 12 after he left work saying he was feeling ill. His family reported him missing on February 16.
Two fisherman spotted Cunningham's remains in the river and alerted police on Tuesday.
“They are not,” Officer Stephanie Brown told reporters on Thursday when asked if the men would receive the reward money. “The Crime Stoppers reward is for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case,” she said.
Cunningham's remains was clad in a jogging suit according to a coroner's report. Cunningham was an avid jogger. Police do not know how Cunningham's body ended up in the river.
The medical examiner said there were no signs of foul play on the body. She is awaiting toxicology tests before releasing her final report. The preliminary cause of death is drowning.