Nationwide manhunt ends, Gay Chicago professor arrested 2,000 miles away in fagland California after fatal stabbing
OAKLAND, California-- A nationwide manhunt is over, after U.S
Marshals arrested two men wanted in connection with a fatal
stabbing at a Chicago high rise.
Two university professors were on the run, hiding for nine days,
before they were found late Friday night in California. They
were wanted in the stabbing death of 26-year-old cosmotologist
Trenton Duranleau, found dead in his apartment last week.
U.S. Marshals took Northwestern University microbiology
professor Wyndam Lathem into custody in Oakland, California. He
surrendered at a federal courthouse there. Latham was believed
to have been traveling with Oxford University employee Andrew
Warren, who also surrendered Friday, at a San Francisco police
The two men are charged with killing Duranleau, who Professor
Lathem had been living with and dating.
The stabbing was so violent that one of the knives used was
found broken in a garbage can, and police say Duranleau's body
and genitals were mutilated.
"It is a little scary that they were loose that long," neighbor
Christine Schuster explains. "You'd think it's kind of easy to
catch someone when their picture is all over the Internet."
James Laukota, another neighbor, agrees. "Guys aren't caught and
there's a murder seven floors beneath us? Kind of weird."
Adding, "Now that they're in custody, I can sleep better at
Neighbors say before the stabbing, Duranleau had wanted out of
his relationship with Latham, but Latham wasn't willing to let
It's unclear how Warren, the Oxford employee, knew those two
men. He does have a profile on Grindr, a social app for the
LGBTQ community. In it, he talks about his "passion for bondage
The two men will go before a judge in California before being
extradited back to Chicago. Police say once they arrive, they
will be interrogated and the police department will reveal more
details about the case to the public.
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