On February 12, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee Timothy Cunningham went home sick from work. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Cunningham, 35, is a commander in the Public Health Service. A Harvard graduate with a Ph.D, he has been a pivotal part of dealing with public health emergencies in the past, including the Ebola virus and the Zika virus, the CDC has told news outlets. In a statement, the CDC called Cunningham "a highly respected member of our CDC family."
Now, police are turning to the public for help in locating Cunningham. He doesn’t have his phone or wallet with him. In fact nearly all his personal belongings, including his car and even his beloved dog were found inside his Atlanta-area home, according to WSB.
"It's not the type of news you want to hear," his father, Terrell Cunningham told WSB. "Thirty-five years old, but always your child.”
The father told The Atlanta Voice that his son would never leave his dog behind. He added that it’s unusual for Cunningham to lose contact with his family, too.
Cunningham’s brother Anterio Cunningham, told Fox 5 Atlanta that he is worried.
"My first mind is that something has happened especially considering the length of time he's been gone,” he told the outlet. “Not having his phone, leaving his dog Bo alone, he just wouldn't voluntarily check out like that."
If you know any information please call 911 or the Atlanta Police Homicide/Adult Missing Persons Unit at 404-546-4235. Cunningham is about 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
[Photo: Atlanta Police Department]