Champion college golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena stabbed to death on golf course, suspect charged with murder

Champion college golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena stabbed to death on golf course, suspect charged with murder
Celia Barquin Arozamena (Image: Iowa State Department of Athletics)

[Ed. – No respite from sickos praying on our children.]

A man with a criminal background was charged with murder just hours after a former Iowa State University champion golfer turned up dead in a pond on a golf course.

Collin Daniel Richards, 22, who police said has no known address and, according to court records, was kicked out of the grandparents’ house a year ago, was charged with first-degree murder in Celia Barquin Arozamena’s stabbing death Monday.

Police found her body at Coldwater Links golf course near Iowa State University in Ames, where she apparently went golfing alone Monday morning.

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Richards purportedly made statements to an acquaintance recently “to the effect of having an urge to rape and kill a woman,” according to a criminal complaint made public Tuesday.

Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds described the killing as “a random act of violence” during a brief court hearing for Richards Tuesday morning.

“The state believes him to be a flight risk, also believes him to be a danger to the community,” Reynolds said during the hearing.

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