Northwestern professor issued arrest warrant in River North fatal stabbing

Trevor Jackson
August 4, 2017

Chicago police have issued an arrest warrant for 56-year-old Andrew Warren - a senior treasury assistant at the university's Somerville College - following the fatal stabbing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

Last night, Andrew Warren's web page was removed from the Somerville website, as Oxford University said it would work with police to help with their investigation.

On Wednesday, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said detectives believe the pair have fled IL, but their passports have been flagged by the State Department, and the U.S. Marshal Service has joined the search. Northwestern officials have said that Lathem has been placed on administrative leave, and is barred from entering the school's campuses.

Police spokesperson Anthony Gugliemi issued an appeal on Wednesday, asking the men to "do the right thing and turn yourself in" as the search "will only intensify".

Once inside, police found 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau stabbed to death.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office found that Cornell-Duranleau died of multiple stab wounds and ruled the death a homicide.

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Investigators found Cornell-Duranleau's body at Lathem's home, but it's unclear what the suspects' relationship to the victim is, according to CBS.

"Throughout his life he loved music and animals", the obituary said.

"My research focuses on the mechanisms by which pathogenic bacteria cause disease in humans, using Yersinia species as models to understand the nature of the host-pathogen interaction during respiratory (lung) infections", Lathem wrote on his profile.

Cornell-Duranleau's mother Mischelle Duranleau remembered her son in a Facebook post, the newspaper reported. "His youthful free-spirit fueled his love of cars, video games and cartoons".

"We will liaise with the relevant investigating authorities and provide any assistance that is required", it added.

Cubbage said the University believes there is no risk to Northwestern faculty or students and that the University is cooperating in the Chicago Police Department's investigation into the case.

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