Northwestern University professor, Oxford employee caught in California

Marie Harrington
August 6, 2017

Lathem surrendered at the federal courthouse in Oakland U.S. Marshals Service supervisory inspector Ed Farrell, told the Chicago Tribune. He said his agency learned Wednesday that the two were in the Bay Area and they received further information at around noon on Friday that they were still around.

"The U.S. Marshals in Oakland have been working throughout the week with the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Chicago Police Department", said the U.S. Marshals Service in a statement. Lathem is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

He said: "We were not in contact with them directly".

"He knew that", Conroy said of Lathem.

Police have identified Lathem, 42, as well as Andrew Warren, 56, an Oxford employee, as suspects in the killing.

"For him to come in in a safe way, an organized way, was the best outcome that we could have hoped for", Conroy said.

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Lathem's passport and Warren's travel visa have been restricted, Guglielmi said.

"He (Lathem) probably realized it's never going to end until he's in custody, so let me do it on my on terms".

Lathem was booked into the Alameda County jail.

The two men are expected to first appear before a judge in California before their likely extradition to Chicago. It was not immediately clear when that would happen. Cornell-Duranleau was found dead in Lathem's apartment in Chicago after "some type of falling out".

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. At the city's public library, one of the men made a $1,000 donation in Cornell-Duranleau's name.

Guglielmi said investigators don't know exactly why the suspects picked the library in Lake Geneva, about 85 miles northwest of Chicago, to make the donation - neither the victim nor the suspects had any known connection to the library. The victim was found last week stabbed to death in a River North high-rise apartment building.

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