Memorial For CDC Scientist Timothy Cunningham to be Held At Morehouse College

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The memorial service for CDC scientist Dr. Timothy Cunningham who was found dead after going missing in February will be held at Morehouse College

Cunningham’s body was discovered in the Chattahoochee River April, 3. Investigators say he likely drowned but police are still investigating what lead to the drowning. When the 35-year-old disappeared he left behind his personal belongings, including his keys, wallet, cell phone and even his dog, Mr. Bojangles. It was initially reported that Cunningham may have been upset about not getting promoted, but CDC officials retracted this claim, saying the doctor actually received an early promotion.

Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Jan Gorniak said during a press conference last week that they’re awaiting toxicology reports to provide more information on the cause of death. “Since the investigation is ongoing, we do not have … whether it was an accident, a suicide, or anything other than that” Cunningham drowned, Gorniak said.

His memorial service will be held at his alma mater Morehouse College April 21, at 10 am in the King Chapel. Instead of flowers, guests are asked to give donations to the school or to the homeless ministry at Atlanta’s First United Methodist church.

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