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Suspects in River North high rise murder return to Chicago

Former Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem, arrested earlier this month in connection with the stabbing death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, arrived back in Chicago late Friday night, according to ABC Chicago. The two could make court appearances here as early as early next week, police said.

Lathem had been held in a California jail since turning himself in on August 4 in Oakland, which ended a weeklong manhunt that followed the July 27 stabbing of Cornell-Duranleau in Lathem's North State Street Apartment. The Michigan native had been living in Chicago. He had been dead more than 12 hours.

Mr Cornell-Duranleau, a hair stylist, was found with more than 40 stab wounds on 27 July.

Investigators say Lathem had a personal relationship with Mr Cornell-Duranleau.

Suspects in River North high rise murder return to Chicago

Lathem was an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern, while Warren is an employee of Somerville College, in the Oxford system, in Great Britain. One of the men made a $1,000 donation to a local library in Cornell-Duranleau's name.

At another point after the killing, Lathem sent a video to friends and relatives apologizing for his involvement in the crime, which he called the "biggest mistake of my life".

Chicago Police charged the pair with first-degree murder after they were returned to the city from California. She said he is "presumed innocent", but declined to comment further.

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