Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead on a golf course in Ames, Iowa, on Monday. Golfers had spotted a golf bag on the grass with no one around it and notified police. Arozamena’s body was discovered nearby.
Collin Daniel Richards, 22, was arrested and charged with first degree murder Tuesday for Arozamena’s death. Richards has no known address and the relationship between the two, if any, is unknown. Police found evidence that she had been assaulted.
Arozamena was named Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year while she attended university there. She had just qualified for the US Women’s Open. Her career in golf looked extremely bright.