Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Suspect Charged After Women's College Golf Champ Found Murdered on Course

Suspect Charged After Women's College Golf Champ Found Murdered on Course

In April, Arozamena was the first Iowa State golfer to win the Big 12 women's title when she topped the field by 3 shots in Dallas. It was, said Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell, a "cowardly act of violence". Wintersteen added that Barquin Arozanena's death was a "terrible, tragic, senseless loss".

"We're just so devastated", his grandmother, Diane Richards, said in a brief telephone interview with the Daily Times Herald on Tuesday.

Richards, who faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison if convicted, reported in a financial affidavit that he has no job.

Celia Barquin Arozamena won the European Ladies Amateur Championship in Slovakia in July.

He's now charged with first-degree murder in the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena.

The man, identified as D.B., said he'd stayed with a man identified as Richards, 22, at the camp site. In another, Richards admitted he stole a man's pickup truck while high on drugs. A report from the time says that Richards told officers that he went into the home "to retrieve personal possessions as he was no longer welcome at the residence".

Richards will next appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Sept 28.

"I know this is a really powerful place", Campbell said".

A preliminary hearing is set for September 28.

Collin Daniel Richards 22 has been charged with first-degree murder
Collin Daniel Richards 22 has been charged with first-degree murder

Collin Daniel Richards, 22, was charged with first-degree murder, Ames police said late Monday night.

Ames police announced on their Twitter account that the body of former Iowa State women's golf standout Celia Barquin Arozamena, 22, had been found by other golfers, and an investigation determined the victim had been assaulted and died as a result.

Investigators said the golf champion was stabbed in her upper torso, head and neck.

The criminal complaint said the suspect was homeless and living in a tent near the golf course.

A group of golfers who also were playing the course that morning - and had allowed Barquin Arozamena to pass through because she was playing faster - found the woman's golf bag on hole nine's fairway, but she was gone.

The university's women's golf team withdrew from a competition in MI to return home to grieve her death.

Professional golfer Sergio Garcia, a native of Spain and one of Barquin's favorites, tweeted that he was heartbroken by the news, saying he'd had the pleasure of meeting Barquin and calling her a "special person". In May and June 2018, Barquin Arozamena competed in the Women's U.S. Open Championship in Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ames Police released a statement saying: "Golfers had located a golf bag with no one around it on the course".

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after the body of a Spanish golfing champion was found on an Iowa golf course.

.


Like this: