National Manhunt On For Northwestern Professor Wanted For Murder

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A judge in nearby Cook County issued the arrest warrant for Mr Warren, 56, and Professor Lathem, 42, after police said that they were wanted for first-degree murder.

Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was stabbed to death last week in a 10th floor apartment believed to be Latham's in the River North neighbourhood.

A police broadcast warned the public that the two men at large may be armed and unsafe.

This is a developing story.

Cornell-Duranleau, a native of MI, worked as a hair stylist and loved video games, cars and cartoons, according to his obituary shared on Facebook by his mother. A brief death notice in the local newspaper noted that Cornell-Duranleau "died suddenly" on July 27.

Cornell-Duranleau and Lathem appear to have known each other as they were friends on Facebook.

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A letter to residents from management at the Grand Plaza Apartments indicates that police are "exploring a variety of motives, including a possible domestic incident", according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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"Lathem has been a faculty member in the department of microbiology-immunology since 2007", the statement said.

"We will liaise with the relevant investigating authorities and provide any assistance that is required", it added.

A Northwestern University spokesman, Alan Cubbage, said in a news release that the school is co-operating with the investigation and that Lathem has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering school property.

Lathem's LinkedIn page cites the educator having a PhD in microbiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cornell-Duranleau was dead inside the Grand Plaza apartment unit when police arrived.

Cubbage said Lathem worked primarily in a research lab.

Warren is listed as senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, which is part of England's Oxford University network.

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