Oxford University murder suspect arrrested in the US

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A manhunt for two university employees wanted in the murder of a Chicago hairstylist ended Friday in California.

Wyndham Lathem, 42, of Northwestern University in Chicago and Andrew Warren, 56, of Oxford University in England, were in police custody in Oakland, California, according to a tweet from a Chicago police spokesman.

It was around 8:30 in the evening on July 27, when Chicago police said they found they found Cornell-Duranleau's body with "several lacerations" after responding to a call requesting a well-being check.

A Chicago police spokesperson said: "Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and 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".

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They have been accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, in Lathem's apartment in Chicago on July 27.

"Police said they suspect Lathem fled with Warren". Cornell-Duranleau was found dead in Lathem's apartment in Chicago after "some type of falling out".

Before the men were taken into custody Friday, Chicago police said Lathem sent out a video to family and friends, apologizing for his role in the stabbing.

A deputy USA marshal said Lathem's surrender came after fast-paced negotiations through an attorney that led to the fugitive turning himself in at the federal courthouse in Oakland.

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Mr Conroy said the the men will appear in separate courts in the coming days to face extradition hearings to Chicago where they will face detectives.

The suspects in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau are now awaiting extradition to IL. They have not elaborated on how Cornell-Duranleau or Lathem knew Warren, or if Warren knew them before he arrived in the United States.

Chicago Police Department chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said: "Shortly after the murder Mr Lathem and Mr Warren drove to the Lake Geneva library where they made a $1000 donation in the victims name".

Warren is a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, part of the Oxford University network, the college said. At the city's public library, one of the men made a $1,000 donation in Cornell-Duranleau's name.

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Guglielmi said Warren and Lathem were caught on CCTV leaving the building that night. It was not clear how Warren, who was visiting from Britain, knew the other two men.

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