The sports world is paying tribute to Celia Barquin Arozamena, the Iowa State golfer who was found murdered on Monday.
The body of Barquin Arozamena was found dead by police by the 9th hole of Coldwater Golf Course in Ames, Iowa on Monday. Police said the 22-year-old had “several stab wounds to the upper torso, head and neck” and appeared to have been attacked in what authorities believe was a random act of violence.
Here are the shared facts of the alleged crime:
Per @alexwilsonwoi, criminal complaint lists Collin Richards as homeless. Celia Barquin Arozamena "sustained several stab wounds". Police made contact w/ man on trail, who said he had lived in same temporary area as Richards. Stated Richards spoke of having urge to rape & kill. pic.twitter.com/gEwkPI2n0i
— Mario Rossi (@mariovrossi) September 18, 2018
A man, Collin Daniel Richards, was taken into custody, held on $5 million bond, and has been charged with first-degree murder.
Barquin Arozamena was a three-time All Big 12 golfer, three-time Academic All Big 12 selection, the conference’s golfing champion in 2018, and a member of Spain’s national team. Even though she completed her eligibility as a golfer, she was remaining in Ames to finish her degree in civil engineering.
As news of the tragedy was disseminated, many people and organizations began to send their tributes to the slain golfer.
Heartbroken over what happened to #CeliaBarquinArozamena I had the pleasure of meeting her and I know she was a special person. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones in this difficult time
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) September 18, 2018