CDC Researcher cause of death released………….Suicide by Drowning!

ATLANTA – The death of an Atlanta researcher whose body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River has been ruled a suicide by drowning, the Fulton County medical examiner said Tuesday.

Timothy Cunningham, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was reported missing Feb. 14 from his northwest Atlanta home.

On April 3, the 35-year-old’s body was found in the Chattahoochee River.

Cunningham’s parents told investigators their son had not been diagnosed with depression but did have mood swings, according to documents released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

His parents also questioned whether he could have been given some type of drug that changed his behavior in the days before his disappearance.