August 6, 2017

The American Oxford Mystery: 2 men 2 knives and a Third Knifed Viciously to Death




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Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, a 26-year-old licensed cosmetologist, was stabbed to death in a Chicago-area apartment, and authorities are accusing a university professor and employee in his murder.
Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor at Northwestern University, and Andrew Warren, who works for Oxford University, are accused of the slaying in first-degree murder warrants in the July 27 slaying of Cornell-Duranleau.

[Reminder, even after confessions but before a trial,  everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.]

First the story from Reuters today and then the background of these men. Im sure there will be a lot more as thingssettled down after this arrest.

(Reuters) - Police in California arrested on Friday a Northwestern University professor from Illinois and an employee of Britain's Oxford University, who were both sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Chicago last week, authorities said.

Professor Wyndham Lathem was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Oakland, California, and Oxford employee Andrew Warren was taken into custody by police in nearby San Francisco, said Ed Farrell, a supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service.

Authorities have been searching for Lathem, 42, and Warren, 56, since discovering the body of Trenton Cornell Duranleau in Chicago on July 27, police said. The two men were each arrested on a charge of murder, Farrell said.

Chicago police said in a statement: "Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and we hope today's arrest brings some comfort for the victim's family."

Both men are slated to appear in court in California, where authorities will seek to have them transferred to Chicago.

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

The U.S. Marshals Service tracked him to Oakland and contacted him, arranging for him to surrender, Farrell said by phone.

Earlier in the case, the manhunt took police to Lake Geneva, a resort community in Wisconsin.

A day after the killing, a man who may have been Lathem made a $1,000 donation in the victim's name to a library in that town, police said.

Chicago police had earlier identified the victim as Trenton Cornell, but have since said his full name was Trenton Cornell Duranleau. He was 26 and had studied cosmetology, according to local media.

His body was discovered in Lathem's Chicago apartment, according to the Chicago Tribune. He had stab wounds to his back and investigators found a knife with a broken blade in the kitchen's trash can and another knife near the sink, the newspaper reported, citing unidentified law enforcement sources.

Lathem and Cornell Duranleau knew each other and had "some type of falling out", Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Tribune. It was not clear how Warren, who was visiting from Britain, knew the other two men.

Warren is a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, part of the Oxford University network, the college said.

[Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicaco and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Andrew Hay, Steve Orlofsky and Paul Tait] 

                                                                   The obituary said Cornell-Duranleau, loved music, animals and cars. Several of his social media posts revolve around cars. he seemed to be liked by many.
                                      
                                                           Trenton Cornell-Duranlea, Victim.
“Throughout his life he loved music and animals,” the obituary said. “His enthusiasm for life was infectious. Trenton was a caregiver and loved to help others. His youthful free-spirit fueled his love of cars, video games and cartoons.” . Both Suspects Work for Prominent Universities
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Both Lathem and Warren worked for prestigious universities, one in Chicago and the other in England.
According to CBS Local, Warren is “a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, a part of the University of Oxford in Great Britain.” 
Lathem and Warren are at large, possibly driving a gray 2017 Hyundai sedan. Northwestern University has already deleted Lathem’s faculty profile, which used to exist on the Department of Microbiology-Immunology page.
On Twitter, Lathem defined himself as an “Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern Univ., interested in bacterial pathogen evolution and plasminogen activation during infection.”
He posted numerous photos from the Chicago March for Science, which he wrote that he had participated in. He also wrote that he had helped write a “paper on the inactivation of PAI-1 during pneumonic plague.”
On LinkedIn, Lathem wrote that his work at Northwestern “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. My group also studies how these bacteria regulate the synthesis of factors required to cause disease at the post-transcriptional level, with an emphasis on small, noncoding RNAs and the protein chaperones that enable their diverse and many functions.”
Several of his posts involved attending conferences. “Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference has always been one of my favorite meetings. Been attending since 1999 it’s been a good run! #mmpc,” he wrote in one tweet. His Twitter profile cover photo is of microbes.

  Lathem Has Been Banned From the Northwestern University Campuses

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The University released a statement that says Lathem has been banned from entering any of the campuses of Northwestern University.
Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology-immunology, has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering the Northwestern University campuses. There is no indication of any risk to the Northwestern community from this individual at this time,” the statement read.
“Lathem has been a faculty member in the department of microbiology-immunology since 2007. This is now a criminal matter under investigation by the appropriate authorities, and Northwestern University is cooperating in that investigation.”
Northwestern told The Chicago Tribune that Lathem’s work was focused in a lab, and he was not in the classroom. 
Both Lathem and Warren worked for prestigious universities, one in Chicago and the other in England.
According to CBS Local, Warren is “a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, a part of the University of Oxford in Great Britain.” 
 Northwestern University has already deleted Lathem’s faculty profile, which used to exist on the Department of Microbiology-Immunology page.
On Twitter, Lathem defined himself as an “Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern Univ., interested in bacterial pathogen evolution and plasminogen activation during infection.”
He posted numerous photos from the Chicago March for Science, which he wrote that he had participated in. He also wrote that he had helped write a “paper on the inactivation of PAI-1 during pneumonic plague.”
On LinkedIn, Lathem wrote that his work at Northwestern “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. My group also studies how these bacteria regulate the synthesis of factors required to cause disease at the post-transcriptional level, with an emphasis on small, noncoding RNAs and the protein chaperones that enable their diverse and many functions.”
Several of his posts involved attending conferences. “Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference has always been one of my favorite meetings. Been attending since 1999 it’s been a good run! #mmpc,” he wrote in one tweet. His Twitter profile cover photo is of microbes. 
Background and pictures by Reuters and heavy.com (background on victim).
adamfoxie.blogspot.com has put the story together and explained on the introduction  how this is an Oxford Mystery being that all of the three people involved were connected to it.

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