In what could lead to mass panic, Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick nearly 2 weeks ago and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work on Feb. 12 and left sick, the Atlanta Police Department said. Cunningham, who studied at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a commander in the Public Health Service and has been sent to respond to public health emergencies including the Ebola virus and the Zika virus, according to the CDC.
Cunningham, who is an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Chamblee, Georgia, vanished without a trace, leaving behind many valued goods in his home as well as his dog, Bo.
Cunningham’s brother, Anterio Cunningham, does not want to assume the worst, yet he is worried something horrible has happened for him to leave his family and prized job with no notice.
“My first mind is that something has happened, especially considering the length of time he’s been gone. Not having his phone, leaving his dog, Bo, alone, he just wouldn’t voluntarily check out like that.”
The CDC in a statement called Cunningham “a highly respected member of our CDC family.”
Police said it’s unusual for Cunningham not to contact his family.
Cunningham’s parents said they found his phone, wallet, car and keys, as well as his dog, at his home, reports WMAZ.
“It’s not the type of news you want to hear,” his father, Terrell Cunningham, said, reported WSB. “Thirty-five years old, but always your child.
“This is an appeal to the public,” Terrell Cunningham added. “We’re seeking your help in bringing Tim back safe.”
The CDC said, “Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time.”
He is described as a black male, 6’0”, 200-pounds, has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or the Atlanta Police Homicide/Adult Missing Persons Unit at 404-546-4235.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
February 23rd, 2018