Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Northwestern Professor Wanted For Stabbing Death Of 26-Year-Old In Near North Highrise

Lathem (l) and Warren are sought in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old man in this River North high rise.
Chicago police are looking for a Northwestern University associate professor and a University of Oxford worker in connection with the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man on the Near North Side last week.

Warrants were issued Monday for the arrests of 42-year-old Wyndham Lathem and 56-year-old Andrew Warren, police said today. Both are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, according to court records.

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Duranleau was found dead with multiple stab wounds in a high-rise apartment that sits above a housewares store in the 500 block of North State Street. Latham also lived in the building, according to records.

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Northwestern University issued a statement today confirming that Lathem, “an associate professor of microbiology-immunology, has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering the Northwestern University campuses.”

Warren worked in the treasury department of Somerville College, which is part of Oxford University.

Police have indicated that Duranleau may have died in a domestic-related incident.

Anyone with information about the case or the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312.747.8380
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  1. Another one of those "generou$" May-December relationships. What could go wrong?

  2. According to his posted photos, that Lathem seems to have about 6 different "looks" and the more recent one reeks of drugs.

    1. It sounds like there was some professional issues going on at Northwestern, and really threw him for a loop. NU said that the guy was a lab person and not a classroom instructor, which wasn't true.

    2. Many large companies (airlines, automotive, tech) are quick to point out that it was a "contract" employee too as if it makes any difference....because that's usually about 1/2 of their workforce.

  3. Ahh...the rarified air of (liberal) higher education

  4. Kevin Clewer was also repeatedly stabbed in the back:

    "police found blood on the bedroom door, opened it and found 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau lying face down, dead from stab wounds to his back…In the kitchen, police found a knife with a broken blade in the trash can and another knife near the sink. Blood was everywhere.”