Authorities have arrested a 22-year-old man they say murdered a prominent former Iowa State University golfer Monday morning at an Ames golf course near campus.
Ames police Commander Geoff Huff said at a news conference that officers were called just before 10:30 a.m. to the Coldwater Links golf course in the 1400 block of South Grand Avenue on reports of a suspicious circumstance. Golfers told authorities they found a golf bag with no one around it on the course.
Officers found the body of 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena, an Iowa State University student originally from Puente San Miguel, Spain, “some distance away.”
Officials said Arozamena had been assaulted and died as a result, though circumstances leading up to her death weren’t immediately clear. Police arrested Collin Richards, and he was charged with first-degree murder in connection with Barquin Arozmena’s slaying.