Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Two River North murder suspects extradited; headed to Chicago

Wyndham Lathem CloseWyndham LathemSource Chicago Police Department
Melinda Barton | 20 August, 2017, 07:11

An Oxford University employee has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old in Chicago.

The two men charged in a grisly River North murder were being transported back to Chicago Friday night, two weeks after they surrendered to authorities in the Bay Area after a nationwide manhunt.

Somerville College senior treasury assistant Andrew Warren arrived in Chicago just before midnight on Friday local time from California.

Lathem is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau to death on July 27 in the Grand Plaza Apartments on State Street. The two could make court appearances here as early as early next week, police said.

Lathem, who has been sacked as a microbiology professor at Northwestern University in IL, was in a personal relationship with the victim, police have said. Neither suspect was arraigned in California and police have not yet determined a date for their respective Chicago arraignments, Sweeney said.

Lathem and Warren allegedly traveled to Lake Geneva, Wisc., after the murder and made a $1,000 donation to the Lake Geneva Public Library in the victim's name after committing the murder, according to Guglielmi. Lathem was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Oakland, Calif., on August 4.

Investigators say Lathem had a personal relationship with Mr Cornell-Duranleau.