Body of Missing CDC Worker Found

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Body of Missing CDC Worker Found

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping MA public health officials investigate a recent spike in HIV infections in Lowell and Lawrence.

Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old Harvard-educated leader within the nation's health protection agency, was found dead late Tuesday night in the Chattahoochee River, which runs near his home, police said Thursday.

Police confirmed that scientist Dr. Timothy Cunningham's body was found in the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta.

The investigation is still under way, so the manner of death has not been determined, the medical examiner said. Stafford said that rescue crews had to use boats and special equipment to reach Cunningham's body because it was located in hard terrain in a "remote area not easily accessible". He left work early that day saying he wasn't feeling well, and wasn't seen again.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared nearly two months ago under what officials called "an extremely unusual set of circumstances" has been found dead. During an April 5 press conference, Atlanta police could not explain why the CDC worker did not have any of his belongings with him when he died.

Maj. O'Connor said he was wearing his favorite jogging shoes at the time he was found and three crystals were in his pocket.

Cunningham, a commander in the Public Health Service who responded to public health emergencies including the Ebola virus and the Zika virus, disappeared on February 12 after he said he was sick and left his Atlanta office. "His keys, his cell phone, credit cards, debit cards, wallet, all his identification, passport - everything you can think of, we've been able to locate".

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