A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the stabbing death of a Chicago man were arrested in the Bay Area and will be returned to Chicago for interrogation, federal and Chicago-area authorities said Friday.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said: "Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren have both been arrested in California".
"Our primary focus is to facilitate a safe surrender and we strongly encourage Professor Lathem and Mr. Warren to do the right thing and turn themselves into any police department in the USA or contact CPD [the Chicago Police Department] and we will make any necessary accommodations", Guglielmi said.
They have been accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, in Lathem's apartment in Chicago on July 27.
He sent family and friends a video in which he apologised, police said. "We are also thankful that this did not end in further tragedy".
Guglielmi said Warren and Lathem were caught on CCTV leaving the building that night.More news: Stock Getting Punished Mid-Session: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA)
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"They knew the seriousness of the charges, the seriousness of the case and how important it was that he be brought into custody, not have to live a life on the run", Conroy said. They will appear separately in court before being extradited to IL.
Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive for the killing.
It was around 8:30 in the evening on July 27, when Chicago police said they found they found Cornell-Duranleau's body with "several lacerations" after responding to a call requesting a well-being check.
The Tribune also reported that one of the men wanted for the murder, shortly before the body was found, went to a library in Lake Geneva, Wis. and made a donation of $1,000 cash in the name of Cornell-Duranleau, asking that the donor remain anonymous. The victim was found last week stabbed to death in a River North high-rise apartment building. They are not sure how Cornell-Duranleau or Lathem knew Warren, or if Warren knew them before he arrived in the United States.
Investigators speculated that the suspects may have made the donation because of a feeling of remorse, he said.