Reward offered: Missing CDC researcher left behind belongings and dog

Missing CDC researcher
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A researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disappeared, seemingly without a trace, two weeks ago, leaving behind his belongings, and his dog, Mr. Bojangles. Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, spoke with his sister, Tiara Cunningham, on February 12 – nobody has heard from him since.

According to Live Science, Cunningham seemed out of sorts on the day that he spoke with his sister, and he left work early because he said that he wasn’t feeling well. Two days after his sister spoke with him, his family was able to enter his home in Atlanta, Georgia, and they discovered that he left vital personal belongings behind, including his vehicle, identification, wallet, keys, cell phone and perhaps most concerning, his dog.

On Monday, Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta, issued a Facebook post about the missing CDC researcher:

On February 16, 2018 the Atlanta Police Department was contacted regarding the disappearance of Mr. Timothy Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was reported missing by his parents after he did not report to work and could not be contacted. The parents of Mr. Cunningham were able to enter his home and located his wallet along with several other belongings prompting them to contact police.

As of today we have been unable to locate Mr. Cunningham and we are seeking the assistance of the public with this case. The family of Mr. Cunningham has partnered with Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta in offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case. At this time we have found no evidence of foul play however, it is our practice to explore any and every possibility in a case such as this one.


“We urge anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Cunningham to contact police. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward.”

Mr. Cunningham, a Harvard educated epidemiologist, works for the CDC studying disease patterns; he was recently promoted to promoted to the title of commander reported USA Today.

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  1. Sounds like something serious happened to Mr. Cunningham – I hope they locate him and he is OK – and in addition, I hope Mr. Bojangles is being cared for.


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