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Researcher Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning

The death of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was pulled from a Georgia river has been ruled a suicide, officials said Tuesday.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee , an epidemiologist at the CDC, went missing in February after he left work because he said he was feeling sick.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said Cunningham killed himself by drowning.

A fisherman found the 35-year-old’s body in the Chattahoochee River on April 3.

Atlanta police have said no foul play was suspected in his drowning death.

Police also said Cunningham was upset over a job promotion he didn’t get.

But the CDC later disputed that information saying he did, in fact, receive a promotion in 2017.

Cunningham’s parents drove to his Atlanta home after he vanished and found all of his personal belongings inside, police said.

His parents told investigators that Cunningham didn’t suffer from depression but had mood swings, according to medical examiner documents cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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