MTO News has learned that authorities have located the body of a US government disease scientist who vanished more than six weeks ago. The scientist was believed to have been studying the effects of the flu vaccine on Black people- when he mysteriously disappeared. Well now he's DEAD.
Police say they found Timothy Cunningham's body in a river in Atlanta, Georgia.
Timothy Cunningham left work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on 12 February, saying he was feeling unwell.
He wasn't seen until Tuesday night, when the Atlanta Police department pulled the 35-year-old's body out of the Chattahoochee River.
Police say they do not suspect any foul play, but have not ruled it out.
The Harvard educated scientist had worked on tackling the Ebola and Zika outbreaks before his death. He is also believed to have been researching the effects of the FLU vaccine, on Black people. It's not clear what - if anything - he discovered in his research.
His death has been classified as a drowning.
"Since the investigation is ongoing, we do not have...whether it was an accident, a suicide, or anything other than that" he drowned, said Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Jan Gorniak.