And no, not mysterious in the sense that the Harvard Graduate is an AA.
And not entirely mysterious in that he went home sick on February 12 and has not been seen or heard since.
But mysterious and eerie and a little disturbing in that a person who was a high level contagion player, who was previously involved in coordination of public health responses to Ebola and Zika outbreaks, is uncharacteristically missing.
Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a Centers Disease Control and Prevention employee, who was last seen leaving work early nearly two weeks ago.
Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, left work sick on Feb. 12 and has not been heard from since, WSB reported.
His parents said they later discovered his phone, wallet, car and keys as well as his dog at his Atlanta home. They told officers it was unusual for Cunningham to leave his pup alone and to be out of touch for so long.
Eleven days later, search efforts for Cunningham have grown from small flyer campaigns to groups both large and small canvasing the local community.
But perhaps, most troubling, is this.
His father, Terrell Cunningham, said he’d been in contact with his son “extensively” on Sunday, Feb. 11.
“I pinpoint Sunday because there were some exchanges via phone as well as text that alerted me to be concerned about our son,” he said.
What happened on February 11 which caused Cunningham’s father such consternation?
Cunningham often advocated for standing up for disparity and speaking out against wrongs that you see happening in society. During his interview about his “40 Under 40” Award, he told the Atlanta Business Chronicle that Colin Kaepernick is one of the people under 40 that he admires because he’s “fearless for protesting against racial injustice and standing up for what is right.”