Northwestern Professor, Oxford Clerk Arrested In Stabbing Murder

Posted August 06, 2017

AN Oxford University worker wanted after the murder of a hairdresser has been arrested.

In a statement from Northwestern University, vice president from university relations Alan K. Cubbage said: "Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology-immunology, has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering the Northwestern University campuses". Warren has been suspended from his post as the senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, Britain's Oxford Mail reports.

"Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and we hope today's arrest brings some comfort for the victim's family", the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.

Both are expected to be arraigned on first-degree murder charges and extradited to Illinois, CBS News reported.

The pair had been named as suspects in the attack that was so brutal the blade of the knife used in the murder had broken off, police said.

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"We got word within the hour that they have both been captured and are in police custody". Lathem was booked into Alameda County Jail in Oakland and Warren was booked into San Francisco County Jail.

He was reported to be on the run with Professor Wynsham Lathem, 42, from Northwestern University in IL.

Cornell-Duranleau - who had a certification in cosmetology and moved to Chicago in 2016 - was found with multiple stab wounds in Lathem's 10th-floor apartment in Chicago at around 8.30pm (3.30am BST) on 27 July.

"We do have an idea of their whereabouts and efforts to locate them are only intensifying from here on in", police said in an email to CNN.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court in California, where authorities will seek to have them transferred to Chicago.

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On July 27 around 8:30 p.m. local time, officers responded to a call at an apartment registered to Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor at Northwestern, Chicago police said. "We are also thankful that this did not end in further tragedy".

"I've never seen where suspects in a homicide would make a donation in the victim's name", said Lt. Edward Gritzner.

Chicago authoritites have revealed on August 4 that a video has surfaced in which Lathem reportedly apologized to friends and family for his alleged involvement in Cornell-Duranleau's death.

A hairstylist fondly recalled Cornell-Duranleau.

Lathem and Cornell-Duranleau knew each other but it is not clear whether Warren, who was visiting the United States for the first time, knew him, police said.

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