Oxford University employee hunted by Chicago Police over stab death of man


An Oxford University employee and a U.S. professor are being hunted by police on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old American man.

Warren was a senior treasury assistant for payroll and pensions at Somerville College, a part of the University of Oxford in England. The obituary doesn't say when Cornell-Duranleau came to Chicago, and the family didn't reply to calls seeking comment.

According to an alert broadcast to officers on police radios, both men are considered armed and risky, and police are urged to "use extreme caution" if they are located.

Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was found dead in Lathem's River North apartment in downtown on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

An autopsy found the 26-year-old man died from multiple sharp force injuries and his manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Lathem's LinkedIn page cites the educator having a PhD in microbiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. A warrant was also issued for the arrest of a University of Oxford employee in the killing.

He was placed on administrative leave and banned from setting foot on any of the school's campuses, university spokesman Alan Cubbage told the Chicago Sun Times Wednesday.

Cubbage said the University believes there is no risk to Northwestern faculty or students and that the University is cooperating in the Chicago Police Department's investigation into the case.

Pictured Chicago hairstylist and murder victim, Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

Cornell-Duranleau, originally from Corunna, Michigan, used to work as a hair stylist, his Facebook profile states.

The Grand Plaza apartment building boasts one of the best views of the Chicago skyline, according to its website. The warrants charge both men with murder.

"My research focuses on the mechanisms by which pathogenic bacteria cause disease in humans, using Yersinia species as models to understand the nature of the host-pathogen interaction during respiratory (lung) infections", Lathem wrote on his profile.