Northwestern Professor and Oxford Worker, Sought in Killing, Are Taken Into Custody

Updated (8/5/2017, 9:30 a.m.) with news that the two suspects had been arrested.

A Northwestern University professor and an employee of the University of Oxford who were wanted in the murder of a 26-year-old hairstylist surrendered to law-enforcement officials and have been taken into custody, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Trenton Cornell-Duranleau was found stabbed to death last week in the apartment of Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern. The police searched for Mr. Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, a 56-year-old Oxford employee, who were captured on surveillance footage at the building. The two men were arrested “without incident” in California, according to law-enforcement officials. Both suspects were charged with first-degree murder.

Before the arrest, investigators discovered that Mr. Lathem and Mr. Warren had made a $1,000 donation to a library in Lake Geneva, Wis., in Mr. Cornell-Duranleau’s name, the Tribune reported. It is unclear why the donation was made. Mr. Lathem also sent his family a video in which he apologized for his involvement in the fatal stabbing, according to the Tribune.

Mr. Lathem has been placed on administrative leave and is banned from Northwestern’s campus, in Evanston, Ill., a university official announced.

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