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

Posted August 06, 2017

Chicago police say a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man are in custody in Oakland, California.

"Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and we hope today's arrest brings some small level of closure and justice for Trenton Cornell Duranleau's family", Chicago police tweeted Friday.

Lathem surrendered to U.S. Marshals at the federal courthouse in Oakland and Warren walked into the San Francisco Police Department's Park District Station to turn himself in.

Warren, of Swindon, Wilts, used to be a Stagecoach driver before becoming a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College at the University of Oxford.

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.

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

Lathem and Warren probably took two or three days to travel from Chicago to California, with the manhunt not far behind.

Officials have not disclosed the connection between the two suspects or their relationship with the victim. Lake Geneva police said the man making the donation did not give his name.

Police say Lathem knew Cornell-Duranleau, who moved to Chicago from MI after receiving his cosmetology license, reports the AP.

Detectives said they believed they knew their whereabouts but wanted to end the situation calmly without another "tragedy".

'I've never seen where suspects in a homicide would make a donation in the victim's name, ' said Lake Geneva police Lieutenant Edward Gritzner.

They were alerted to the murder by an employee at the front desk, who received an anonymous tip about a crime committed in Lathem's residence in the upscale River North neighborhood.

Surveillance cameras recorded both suspects leaving Cornell-Duranleau's upscale apartment shortly after the murder, according to police, and authorities issued warrants for their arrest on Wednesday.