Northwestern Professor And Oxford Employee Arrested In Stabbing Death Of Chicago Man

Kristopher Drake
August 6, 2017

Andrew Warren, who works at Oxford's Somerville College, and Wyndham Lathem, teacher of microbiology at Northwestern University, were arrested separately on Friday (4 August) in California, some 3,200km away from the crime scene where 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau was killed.

Following a US-wide manhunt for the two men, Briton Andrew Warren, 56, handed himself in almost 3,200 kilometres away in San Francisco while Wyndham Lathem, 42, gave himself up in Oakland. Warren worked as a senior treasury assistant at Oxford's Somerville College in the United Kingdom.

McCloud said the U.S. Marshals Service learned on Wednesday that the two men might be in the San Francisco Bay area.

Wyndham Lathem was being sought in the freaky slaying of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, 26, whose body was found stabbed several times inside Lathem's Chicago apartment on July 27.

Arrest warrants for first-degree murder in Chicago were issued earlier this week for both men.

Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren were wanted in the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau. "We are also thankful that this did not end in further tragedy".

The Northwestern professor subsequently sent a video to friends and family following the murder "apologizing for his involvement", the spokesman added.


There were no guns drawn, but Lathem was ordered to carefully step out of the auto and he was taken into custody in a public courtyard area between the federal complex's two buildings, Conroy said.

Mr. Warren arrived in the US three days before Cornell-Duranleau's death, CBS News reported.

"In the kitchen, police found a knife with a broken blade in the trash can and another knife near the sink".

Blood was everywhere, sources told the newspaper.

Lathem (42) was in Oakland when arrested, while Warren (56) was in San Francisco. Ed Grittzner says a person handed a library worker $1,000 in cash. They have said that Lathem had a personal relationship with Cornell-Duranleau, who moved to Chicago from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area after receiving his cosmetology license.

Conroy was not involved in Warren's surrender and did not know how it came about.

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