The search is still underway for a missing Centers for Disease Control scientist who vanished without a trace nearly two weeks ago.
Family and friends of Timothy Cunningham, an epidemiologist at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., said he hasn’t been seen or heard from since leaving work on Feb. 12 saying he felt unwell. Relatives say Cunningham, 35, left his car, his wallet, and even his beloved dog behind at his metro-Atlanta home. He reportedly lived alone.
A $10,000 reward is now being offered for details into his disappearance.
“He has such a history of being so responsible and dependable that I think that’s what puts us all in such disbelief,” his father, Terrell, said during a recent appearance on CNN.
Speaking with “CBS This Morning,” next-door neighbor Viviana Tory said Cunningham said something odd to her husband the day he went missing.
“He told my husband to tell his wife, me, to erase his cell phone number from my cell phone,” Tory said.
Conspiracy theories began to fly amid reports that the “disease detective,” who studied public health crises like ebola and the Zika virus, spoke out about flu shots being the cause of this year’s deadly outbreak of Influenza before he went missing.
So far, police say they don’t suspect any foul play in Cunningham’s disappearance.