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Northwestern Professor Wanted In Stabbing Murder In River North Has Fled Illinois, Police Believe [Updated]

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 2, 2017 6:06PM

Grand Plaza apartments, in River North

An arrest warrant for murder was issued for a Northwestern University professor in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old man last week in River North. A warrant was also issued for the arrest of a University of Oxford employee in the killing.

Police believe both men have left Illinois, according to ABC7.

Wyndham Lathem / Northwestern Medicine
Wyndham Lathem, 42, is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern University, in Evanston. The second suspect is 56-year-old Andrew Warren, a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College.

The warrants are issued in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, a Pilsen man who was found fatally stabbed inside a Grand Plaza apartment in River North on Thursday, according to police and reports. The victim was found in the 500 block of North State Street at around 8:30 p.m. last Thursday "with lacerations to the body," and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Lathem's home is listed at the same State Street address, according to the Trib.

A police-radio alert warned that Lathem and Warren should be considered armed and dangerous, the Tribune reports.

Lathem has been put on administrative leave and is banned from the Northwestern campus. Northwestern spokesman Alan Cubbage said in a statement: “There is no indication of any risk to the Northwestern community from this individual at this time. This is now a criminal matter under investigation by the appropriate authorities, and Northwestern University is cooperating in that investigation."

Chicago Police Department spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi urged the two men to turn themselves in at any police department.

This post has been updated.