The Latest: Champion golfer has died after suffering stab wounds

In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)

AMES, Iowa – The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer of Spain, whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times are local):

9:25 pm

A criminal complaint says a top amateur female golfer of Spain died after being repeatedly stabbed by a homeless man on a course near the campus of the university of Iowa.

A complaint filed Tuesday against the 22-year-old Daniel Collin Richards with first degree murder in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, who participated in the Iowa State University.

Barquin was found dead Monday morning in a pond in Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Des Moines. She had stab wounds to her upper body, head, and neck.

The complaint says Richards was living in a tent in a temporary camp in the vicinity of the golf course and that he had allegedly told an acquaintance about his “urge to rape and kill a woman.”

Officials say Richards had a number of scratches on his face and a deep laceration to his left hand. They recovered a knife in his possession.


8:20 pm

The women’s golf team at Iowa State University has withdrawn from a tournament and returned to Ames after the death of a teammate, a champion of Spain.

The Cyclones, said on Tuesday that they pulled out of the East & West Match Play at Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be with friends and family, and to the grief of the loss of Celia Barquin Arozamena.

The 22-year-old woman was found dead on Monday, Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Officers determined she was also attacked.

Twenty-two-year-old Collin Daniel Richards is charged with first-degree murder.

Barquin was a resident of Puente San Miguel, Spain. They won a Big 12 title last season and played in the U.S. Women’s Open in the beginning of June, missing the cut.


12 hours

A former Iowa State University golfer found dead at a golf course, and a man is indicted for murder.

The police said in a press release that the 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena was Monday found dead in Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, and officers determined she had died after being attacked. They said the 22-year-old Daniel Collin Richards is charged with first-degree murder.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Barquin Arozamena was 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year. The university says the resident of Puente San Miguel, Spain, was finishing her civil engineering degree this semester, after exhausting her eligibility at Iowa State in 2017-2018.

The police said officers were called to the golf course around 10:20 a.m., Monday, after golf enthusiasts will find a golf bag with no one around. The officials in a body a certain distance from the bag.

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