Decorated Golfer Found Dead At Course; Police Charge Suspect With First-Degree Murder

September 18, 2018 at 7:21 am by Terez in Golf

Celia Barquin Arozamena, a 22-year-old from Spain who had finished her senior season in the spring by winning the Big 12 individual title, was taking classes to complete her civil engineering degree this fall and preparing for Stage II of LPGA Q school. On Monday, her body was discovered at Coldwater Links Golf Course after officials were concerned with seeing a golf bag with no one near it on the course. Barquin Arozamena was eventually found some distance away. Police report that it appears she was assaulted before she died, but did not say how she was killed. Late Monday night, Ames police arrested and charged Collin Daniel Richards, 22, with first-degree murder. – TO