NU professor sought in stabbing

Trenton Cornell-Duranleau: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Northwestern professor and Oxford University employee wanted for murder

A Chicago judge has issued an arrest warrant charging a Northwestern University professor with first-degree murder after a 26-year-old man was found brutally stabbed to death in the professor's apartment.

Neighbors say he was dating the victim.

Officers are also hunting bubonic plague expert Wyndham Lathem, a 42-year-old microbiology professor at Northwestern University, in connection with the killing, the Press Association reported.

The two are accused of stabbing to death Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, identified as a 30-year-old man in a police release.

Public records show the suspect lived on the 10th floor in this building.

Cornell-Duranleau and Lathem were friends on Facebook, although it's not clear when and how the two had first crossed paths.

Duranleau grew up in MI, but most recently lived in an apartment building near West 22nd Place and South Wood Street in Pilsen.

Latham has been placed on administrative leave and barred from entering school property, Cubbage said, noting that the school is cooperating with police and that Latham has worked for Northwestern since 2007.

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Court files give Warren’s address as his college in Oxford

The Northwester professor is Feinberg School of Medicine microbiologist Wyndham Lathem, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago police believe these men are armed and unsafe.

Warren is listed as senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, which is part of England's Oxford University network.

"Throughout his life he loved music and animals", family members said in the obituary.

In his LinkedIn profile, Lathem said his research is focused on pathogens and the diseases they cause. "Trenton was a caregiver and loved to help others".

Cornell-Duranleau had graduated from cosmetology school in MI, and had moved to Chicago fairly recently. "At some point in the past few years he taught medical students or graduate students, never undergrad, " Cubbage said.

An Oxford University statement said it was "not aware of this case, which is clearly extremely concerning".


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