Illinois professor and accomplice sought in Chicago stabbing death

Cornell-Duranleau was from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and moved to Chicago to work as a hair stylist after getting his cosmetology license.
By Carmelo Sheppard | Oct 10, 2017
Northwestern University associate professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, and University of Oxford employee Andrew Warren, 56, are being sought in connection with arrest warrants for the stabbing death of a man in a Near North Side Chicago apartment.

The dead man is 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. He was found Thursday at about 8:30 p.m. on June 27 after an anonymous caller notified a maintenance worker that a crime had been committed in the building.

Cornell-Duranleau died of multiple stab wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Lathem's home address is listed at the same apartment where Cornell-Duranleau's body was found, the Tribune said.

Cornell-Duranleau was from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and moved to Chicago to work as a hair stylist after getting his cosmetology license.

Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, said Thursday that investigators believe they are closing in on the suspects, who officials say could be armed and dangerous. Guglielmi urged the duo to surrender.

Frank Giancamilli, another police spokesman, described the attack on Cornell-Duranleau as "domestic in nature," according to a report by the Associated Press. He said the attack was so violent that the blade of the weapon used appeared to have broken.

Latham is a respected professor who has spoken frequently about bubonic plague and has published articles in the best scientific journals. The nature and extent of his relationship with Cornell-Duranleau is currently unknown.

Warren was in charge of pensions and payroll at the University of Oxford's Somerville College.

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