Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder

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Arrest warrants have been issued for a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee in connection with the killing of a 26-year-old man, who was found stabbed to death last week in a River North apartment.

Neighbors say he was dating the victim. He is wanted in the death of Trenton H. James Cornell-Duranleau, along with another suspect, Andrew Warren, a 56-year-old employee of England's University of Oxford.

Public records show the suspect lived on the 10th floor in this building. Lathem was friends with Cornell-Duranleau on Facebook.

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

Lathem and Warren allegedly "stabbed (Cornell-Duranleau) multiple times thereby causing the death", according to the arrest warrant.

"Lathem has been a faculty member in the department of microbiology-immunology since 2007", the statement said.

Alan Cubbage, vice president of the university, said Lathem has been banned from the campus and placed on administrative leave.

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Students at Northwestern say they are shocked today to hear these allegations.

Oxford University has urged one of its employees to hand himself in to police after he went on the run with a United States professor following a horrific stabbing murder in America.

According to an obituary posted by the mother, Cornell-Duranleau was born in Lennon, Mich., a small town about 50 miles northeast of Lansing.

"Throughout his life he loved music and animals", she wrote.

An obituary for Cornell-Duranleau, a MI native, described him as a "youthful free-spirit" whose "enthusiasm for life was infectious".

Warren - understood to be from Swindon, Wilts - used to be a Stagecoach driver before becoming a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College at the University of Oxford.

An Oxford University statement said it was "not aware of this case, which is clearly extremely concerning". "Trenton was a caregiver and loved to help others", Duranleau wrote.

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