DCI Report Complete on ISU Golfer Death

The Division of Criminal Investigations has released new information about the injuries an Iowa State golfer suffered that led to her death.

Murder case of Iowa State golfer, Celia Barquin Arozamena / Photo: Iowa State / (MGN)

A report from the state Division of Criminal Investigation shows the attack that killed Celia Barquin Arozamena included three cuts to the center of her chest, a cut to the back of her head, a cut between her shoulder blades, and a cut to the calf of her left leg.

Authorities have charged Collin Richards with first degree murder for her death in September. They say he attacked the student from Spain while she was golfing at a course near ISU.

When police arrested Richards, he had a deep cut to his left arm. Richards reportedly carried a large knife with a serrated edge everywhere he went so he could cut wood. An autopsy determined it was a serrated knife that caused the injuries to Barquin Arozamena and Richards.

On Monday, Richards pleaded not guilty. His trial is scheduled for January 15.