UPDATE: Chicago murder suspect, UW grad arrested in California

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the search for a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford staffer suspected in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man (all times local):   

10:30 p.m.   Chicago police say a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man are in custody in Oakland, California.   Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren were wanted in the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau. The body of the 26-year-old Cornell-Duranleau was found July 27 in a 10th floor apartment of a Chicago high-rise building.   Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the two suspects were detained in California by the U.S. Marshals Service.   Authorities haven't detailed the relationship between 42-year-old Lathem and Cornell-Duranleau, who moved to Chicago from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area after receiving his cosmetology license.   Chicago police say the 56-year-old Warren, who lives in England, came to the U.S. recently for the first time.


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Northwestern professor who is the subject of a nationwide manhunt after the discovery of a body in his Chicago apartment received a PhD from UW-Madison in 2003.

Wyndham Lathem received his post doctorate degree in microbiology. Lathem is also listed on several scientific patents assigned to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.Authorities said Lathem is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old cosmetologist Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau. Investigators said they are also looking for Oxford University employee Andrew Warren.  Officials said Warren was reported missing by his family in England just prior to the homicide.

A Lake Geneva Police official said Lathem and Warren made a $1,000 donation to Lake Geneva's library in Cornell-Duranleau's name around the time of the July 27 killing.

“What lead that suspect or suspects to that location is still not known to us at this time. It's definitely off behavior for a suspect in a homicide case to make a donation in that person's name for a $1,000," said Lieutenant Edward Gritzner of the Lake Geneva Police Department.Northwestern officials said Lathem has been placed on leave and banned from campus.

Lake Geneva police said they're not sure what led Chicago police to this donation, but as far as they know the men have no property in the area.

The nation wide search for the men continues.

If you have any information you're asked to contact the Chicago Police Department or your local authorities.

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