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FORMER IOWA STATE GOLF CHAMPION MURDERED

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A criminal complaint says a top amateur female golfer from Spain died after being repeatedly stabbed by a homeless man at a course near her Iowa State University campus in Ames.

22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Celia Barquin Arozamena, who attended Iowa State.

Barquin was found dead Monday morning in a pond at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames.

She had stab wounds to her upper torso, head and neck.

Court documents say Richards was living in a tent in a temporary camp near the golf course and had allegedly told an acquaintance about his “urge to rape and kill a woman.”

Officers say Richards had several scratches on his face and a deep laceration on his left hand.

Police recovered a knife in his possession.

Barquin won a Big 12 title this past season playing for Iowa State.

Updated 10:13am 9/18/18

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A former Iowa State University golfer has been found dead at a golf course, and a man has been charged with murder.

Police said in a news release that 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames.

Officers determined she had died after being assaulted.
A suspect, 22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with first-degree murder.

Barquin Arozamena was the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year.

The university says the native of Spain was finishing her civil engineering degree this semester after exhausting her eligibility at Iowa State last academic year.

Officers were called to the golf course around 10:20 a.m. Monday after golfers found a golf bag with no one around it.

Her body was found some distance from the bag.