CDC releases statement on employee who disappeared a month ago

CDC releases statement on employee who disappeared a month ago

"We have not given up hope that he will soon be found", she said.

There has been news coverage that Commander Cunningham recently did not receive a promotion.

Atlanta Police Maj. Michael O'Connor had previously stated in a news conference last month that Cunningham failed to obtain a promotion to branch manager and met with his supervisor to discuss the issue one week before he went missing.

News reports and investigators have said Dr. Cunningham told co-workers February 12 he wasn't feeling well and had been denied a promotion.

In partnership with Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta, Cunningham's family increased the reward from $10,000 to $15,000 for any information that will help authorities land an arrest or indictment pertaining to Cunningham's disappearance. As many of his colleagues in the USPHS have pointed out, this information is incorrect.

The statement referred to the U.S. Public Health Service, the uniformed service where Cunningham, 35, works as an epidemiologist.

Dr. Schuchat's statement goes on to read, "Cunningham received an early promotion/exceptional proficiency promotion to Commander effective July 1st 2017".

When they arrived at his Atlanta home on February 14, the couple found their son's phone, keys, wallet, vehicle and dog, with no trace of him in sight. "Meanwhile, the CDC wrote in its release that the agency "[has] not given up hope" that Cunningham will be found, adding that it is working with his family and the Atlanta Police Department as they continue investigating the matter and gathering more information on the doctor's disappearance. "If anyone reading this has information about the whereabouts of Commander Cunningham, please come forward", Dr. Schuchat said Monday. The promotion was reflective of "his excellence as an officer and an employee".

Cunningham reportedly made a peculiar comment to his next door neighbor a day before his disappearance. "We want him to return to his loved ones and his work - doing what he does best as a CDC disease detective - protecting people's health".

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