Professor, college staffer jailed in slaying
A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford finance officer were jailed in the San Francisco area Saturday after eight days as fugitives, sought in the killing of a hairdresser in Chicago who was stabbed repeatedly, police said.
Wyndham Lathem, a microbiologist at Northwestern in Illinois, had a relationship with the victim, although the nature of it wasn’t clear, and Lathem had made a video apologizing for what he called “the worst mistake of my life,” police said.
Lathem, 42, was being held without bail in Alameda County and faced a court appearance in Pleasanton. Andrew Warren, a treasury assistant at one of Oxford’s residential colleges in England, was being held at the county jail in San Francisco.
Both men surrendered separately and peacefully in the Bay Area on Friday evening.
They had been fugitives since the body of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was found in Lathem’s Chicago apartment July 27.
Police said Lathem had a relationship with Cornell Duranleau. They have not elaborated on how Cornell Duranleau or Lathem knew Warren, or whether Warren knew them before he arrived in the United States.