Marshal describes surrender in Chicago killing

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CHICAGO (AP) _ A deputy U.S. marshal involved in the surrender of a Northwestern University professor wanted in a Chicago homicide says he doesn’t know why the fugitive came to the San Francisco Bay area but some of his friends are located there.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Conroy provided details Saturday about the Friday night surrender of Wyndham Lathem at the Oakland federal courthouse.

The surrender followed negotiations with an attorney and talks with some of Latham’s friends, who include people from Lathem’s graduate and undergraduate days among others.

Conroy says he believes some friends were in contact with Lathem while he was a fugitive and that the attorney probably became involved as a result of a recommendation.

A companion, University of Oxford employee Andrew Warren, surrendered separately Friday night to San Francisco police.

Conroy says he doesn’t know details of Warren’s surrender because Lathem was the “primary target.”

The two men had been fugitives since the body of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau was found in Lathem’s Chicago apartment on July 27.


1:05 p.m.

A deputy U.S. marshal says the surrender of a Northwestern University professor wanted in a Chicago homicide came after fast-paced negotiations through an attorney that led to the fugitive turning himself in at the federal courthouse in Oakland, California.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Conroy tells The Associated Press the telephone negotiations began late Friday afternoon and by evening Wyndham Lathem arrived by car at the courthouse.

Conroy says no guns were drawn but Lathem was ordered to carefully step out of the car and he was taken into custody in a courtyard area between the federal complex’s two buildings.

Conroy said Saturday that Lathem stated he would not answer questions on the adviceof a lawyer, and no questions were asked.

A second fugitive in the case, Andrew Warren, surrendered separately around the same time after walking into a San Francisco police station.

Conroy says he was not involved in Warren’s surrender and did not know how it unfolded.


11:25 a.m.

A Northwestern University professor arrested in Oakland, California, in connection with a brutal stabbing in Chicago faces a first court appearance on Monday after he turned himself in to authorities.

The Alameda County jails website says Wyndham Lathem is scheduled for a 9 a.m. court appearance in the San Francisco suburb of Pleasanton.

The site says he was arrested on a fugitive warrant at 7 p.m. Friday, booked into jail at 11:40 p.m. and is being held without bail.

Andrew Warren, a University of Oxford employee, was also wanted in the case and surrendered at a San Francisco police station Friday night.

The San Francisco jail website says Warren was booked at the county jail at 1:32 a.m. Saturday but lists no information about when he will appear in court.

The two men had been fugitives since the body of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau was found in Lathem’s Chicago apartment on July 27.


2 a.m.

A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago man surrendered peacefully in California and will be returned to Chicago for interrogation, federal and local authorities said.

Wyndham Lathem, 42, gave himself up late Friday at the Oakland federal building and Andrew Warren, 56, surrendered at about the same time to the San Francisco Police Department, according to Michael McCloud, fugitive taskforce commander with the U.S. Marshals Service.

McCloud said the surrender of the two suspects was “negotiated,” although he declined to say how that happened.

Authorities said they will ppear separately in court before being extradited to Illinois.

Both face charges of first-degree murder in the killing of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau.

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