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Northwestern Professor Wanted In Fatal Stabbing Made $1K Donation In Victim's Name

By Mae Rice in News on Aug 4, 2017 3:26PM

Grand Plaza apartments, in River North

Police are still searching for a Northwestern professor and another man in connection with a fatal stabbing in a River North apartment on July 27. Officials believe the duo have left the state and are "armed and extremely dangerous"—and, as Michael Sneed at the Sun-Times first reported, that they made a donation to a Wisconsin library in the victim's name right after the murder.

Wyndham Lathem, 42, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern, and Andrew Warren, 56, a senior treasury assistant at Somerville college in Oxford, reportedly donated $1,000 to the library in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They made their donation in the name of fatal stabbing victim: 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

Police don't know why, the Tribune reports.

The connections between the two suspects and the victim remain fuzzy, too. Lathem and Cornell-Duranleau had a relationship of some kind and "some type of falling out," Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told the Tribune. The two were friends on Facebook, the Daily Mail reports.

Warren, meanwhile, flew to the US on July 24 without sharing his travel plans with his sister, who he lived with, or his boyfriend. He was reported missing to the British police on July 25, and surveillance footage places him at the apartment building where the murder took place, in the 500 block of North State Street.