CDC Worker's Cause of Death Ruled a Suicide

Amanda Cooper
May 22, 2018 - 4:11 pm

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The death of a CDC employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide.

Fulton County chief medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak has determined that Timothy Cunningham's death was a suicide by drowning. Gorniak said there also was evidence that the 35-year-old epidemiologist had used marijuana but that that was not a contributing factor in his death.  Cunningham was last seen February 12th, 2018 and his remains were discovered April 33rd, 2018 in the Chattahoochee River near Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.