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Published: Sun, August 06, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Oxford University employee Andy Warren arrested in murder hunt

Oxford University employee Andy Warren arrested in murder hunt

The Oxford University treasurer suspected of murdering a hairdresser in Chicago has been caught by police more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene after a US-wide manhunt.

A Northwestern University professor accused in the fatal stabbing of a man found in the educator's Chicago apartment has been arrested - as has the second suspect in the case - and both men are now in police custody in Oakland, California, Chicago police announced late Friday night.

Chicago police said in a statement: "We hope today's arrest brings some comfort for the victim's family. We are also thankful that this did not end in further tragedy".

Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was found dead from multiple stab wounds in Lathem's Chicago apartment on July 27.

Guglielmi said the victim was in a relationship with Lathem and knew Warren.

Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology, sent family and friends a video in which he apologised for his involvement in the slaying, police said on Friday.

Wyndham Lathem, 42, a bubonic plague expert who has been an associate professor at Northwestern University since 2007, turned himself in "peacefully" to police in Oakland on Friday evening, NBC News reports.

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The men will appear in court in Oakland before being returned to Chicago where they will be interrogated by detectives, the spokesman added. Both men will appear in court in California before extradition to IL.

Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren have both been arrested in California.

'I've never seen where suspects in a homicide would make a donation in the victim's name, ' said Lake Geneva police Lieutenant Edward Gritzner.

Somerville College has confirmed that Mr Warren has since been suspended from his post, which he held at the college for eight years.

In a weird twist, police said that on that same day, before the body had been discovered, Lathem and Warren drove about 80 miles (128 kilometers) northwest to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where one of them made a $1,000 cash donation to the public library there in Cornell-Duranleau's name.

"There is no indication of any risk to the Northwestern community from this individual at this time". Lathem is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

"This is now a criminal matter under investigation by the appropriate authorities, and Northwestern University is cooperating in that investigation", according to the statement.

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