Acclaimed Iowa state golfer found stabbed to death on Golf Course

Acclaimed Iowa State Golfer found Stabbed to death on Golf Course

A homeless man was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a highly accomplished former Iowa State University female golfer, whose body was found in a pond at a golf course, police said Tuesday.

Celia Barquín Arozamena’s body was found Monday morning at Coldwater Golf Links, about two miles from the university in Ames, after golfers spotted a golf bag with no one around it and police were called to investigate. Barquín Arozamena, 22, who had been golfing alone, was found with stab wounds around her head, neck and upper body, Ames police Cmdr. Geoff Huff said.

The suspect, Collin Daniel Richards, also 22, was found not far from the golf course in a wooded area where he had been sleeping, Huff said. A criminal complaint said officers discovered him after an acquaintance approached them and asked something along the line of “what did he do to her?”

The acquaintance, identified as D.B., told officers that Richards had recently “made a statement to the effect of having an urge to rape and kill a woman” and that they could find the suspect at a nearby homeless camp.

Well, this is just a real messed up, sad story and got to feel terrible for the family of Celia Arozamena’s. I do not even know what to say but this Collin Richards should burn in hell. Celia was just out and enjoying a round of golf and to be attacked out the blue and raped and stabbed is an absolute nightmare. I could not imagine the fear she had going through her mind. Thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragedy. 


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