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Wyndham Lathem, pictured left, and Andrew Warren, right, are in custody in California after a nationwide hunt for the men began with the discovery of a body in Lathem's Chicago high-rise apartment.  The body was that of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, formerly of Lennon and Corunna.

Few details are available except that the alleged murder of Cornell-Duranleau was gruesome, and that one of the men told his family via video that he had made the worst mistake of his life.  Lathem, 42, a microbiologest at Northwestern University's Feinburg School of Medicine, also apologized for his involvement in the slaying, according to the Chicago Tribune.  Warren, 56, is a payroll clerk at University of Oxford's Somerville College in the U.K.  It is unclear how Lathem and Warren know each other.  Cornell-Duranleau and Lathem are said by authorities to have been connected on Facebook, but otherwise, it is also unclear how the men were connected.

Cornell-Duranleau's viciously slain body was discovered with multiple stab wounds late on July 27th.  Authorities believe he was killed early that morning, and that a random tip led them to finding his body.

Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was born in Lennon and was adopted after his biological mother passed away when he was around age 6, the Chicago Tribune reports.  The Washington Post says he also lived in Corunna.  The Chicago Sun-Times says a funeral for Trent will be held in Lennon later this month.


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