The mysterious death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist, whose body was found along the banks of a river weeks after he disappeared, has been ruled a suicide by drowning, officials said.
There was evidence that Timothy Cunningham, 35, had used marijuana but that didn’t contribute to his death, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Cunningham was a Harvard graduate and commander in the U.S. Public Health Service who responded to public health emergencies including the Ebola and Zika viruses. He disappeared Feb. 12 after saying he was sick before leaving his Atlanta office
Cunningham’s parents told investigators that he had mood swings but had not been diagnosed with depression, documents released Tuesday by the medical examiner’s office said.