A 22-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, the 2018 Big 12 champion and the school’s female athlete of the year.
Barquin Arozamena was found dead Monday at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. Ames police on Monday night announced that Collin Daniel Richards has been charged following an investigation by several law enforcement agencies. Bond was set at $5 million.
Celia Barquin Arozamena, the 2018 Big 12 champion, was found dead Monday at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. https://t.co/sseF3lSZrJ
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In a statement from the school, Iowa State’s women’s golf coach, Christie Martens, said:
The school’s director of athletics, Jamie Pollard, said in a release,
Funeral arrangements are pending for Barquin Arozamena, who will be honored during Iowa State’s home football game Saturday.