An Iowa State University golfer was found dead this Monday at a public golf course in the area. One day later, a man with an alleged urge to rape and kill women was charged with her murder.
As RadarOnline.com has learned, Collin Daniel Richards, 22, was charged with first-degree-murder this Tuesday, hours after Celia Barquin Arozamena, 22, was found dead in Ames' Coldwater Golf Links.
The student was a civil engineering major from Spain, and the university's Female Athlete of the Year. After her body was discovered, Iowa police held a press conference in which they said the woman suffered "stab wounds to the upper torso, head and neck."
"It is really troubling that something like that would happen in broad daylight out in the middle of an area that is easily seen from a lot of locations," Commander Geoff Huff said. "It is extremely troubling."
Richards, who was described as a homeless person by police, is the only suspect in her murder.
Following Barquin Arozamena's tragic death, police spoke to a man who had been staying in a homeless camp near the golf course with Richards.
He said that in the last several days, Richards made a "statement to the effect of having an urge to rape and kill a woman," according to a police statement obtained by PEOPLE.
With the help of scent dogs, police were able to track Richards down. When he approached them, they realized his face was covered in fresh scratches and he was trying to conceal a deep cut in his left hand.
In his backpack, they found shorts stained with human blood, and a knife.
Other homeless people in the camp said Richards was covered in blood, sand and water when he returned.
Daniel Richards appeared in court this Tuesday. His bond is set at $5 million and he has not yet entered a plea.
Stay with Radar for updates.
R.I.P. Celia Barquin Arozamena.
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