Illinois professor, Oxford employee arrested in connection with stabbing: Police

Prof Wyndham Lathem (left), 42, and Andrew Warren (right), 56, wanted for first-degree murder by the CPD in connection with the stabbing to death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau on July 27, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States.
Prof Wyndham Lathem (left), 42, and Andrew Warren (right), 56, wanted for first-degree murder by the CPD in connection with the stabbing to death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau on July 27, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. PHOTO: CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHICAGO (REUTERS) - Police in California arrested on Friday (Aug 4) a Northwestern University professor from Illinois and an employee of Britain's Oxford University, who were both sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Chicago last week, the authorities said.

Professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford employee Andrew Warren are in custody in Oakland, California, Chicago police said.

"Both individuals will be held accountable for their actions and we hope today's arrest brings some comfort for the victim's family," Chicago police said in a statement. "We are also thankful that this did not end in further tragedy."

The authorities have been searching for Lathem and Andrew Warren, 56, since discovering the body of 30-year-old Trenton Cornell in Chicago on July 27.

It was not immediately clear how Lathem and Warren had travelled to Oakland.

Lathem, a 42-year-old associate professor of microbiology and immunology, sent family and friends a video in which he apologised for his involvement in the slaying, police said on Friday.

Warren is a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, part of the Oxford University network, the college said.