A month has passed since Timothy Cunningham was last seen leaving his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"If Tim reads this message, we hope you come home soon", Schuchat said. O'Connor was sure Cunningham was upset over the lack of promotion because he allegedly shared the news with co-workers.
At press conference last month, police Major Michael O'Connor revealed that Cunningham, an epidemiologist with the Atlanta-based CDC, met with his supervisors that morning and was given an explanation as to why didn't receive a particular promotion.More news: S. Korea to ease China over USA , N. Korea talks
Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old epidemiologist at the agency whose parents live in Waldorf, Md., mysteriously disappeared on February 12.
"As many of his colleagues. have pointed out, this information is incorrect", acting CDC Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said in a statement released Monday.
Despite reports he disappeared right after he was passed over for a promotion, Dr. Schuchat said he'd been given an "early" promotion to the rank of commander, effective July 1 of a year ago, for his "exemplary performance". While CDC denies that he was due for promotion, Atlanta police tells a different story. Cunningham, who attended Harvard and Morehouse College, left work early on February 12 because he said he was feeling ill. "If anyone reading this has information about the whereabouts of Commander Cunningham, please come forward", Dr. Schuchat said Monday.More news: SA lender VBS Mutual Bank put into administration
Now a $15,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest or indictment.
Police didn't find evidence of foul play, and efforts to find him in the woods near his home turned up empty, according to reports.
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