Authorities investigating Collin Richards recovered a knife at a campsite in Ames, Iowa, where the 22-year-old has been connected to, Des Moines Register reported, citing court documents. Richards was arrested and charged in the Sept. 17 murder of Celia Barquin Arozamena, an international student from Spain studying at Iowa State University.
Two other kitchen knives, with blades longer than 4 inches, were found at a home where Richards allegedly showered after killing Arozamena. One of the knives was serrated. A witness told police Richards arrived at the home disheveled and covered in sand, blood and water. Three days later, a garage fire erupted — an incident that’s still under investigation, the Des Moines Register reported.
Collin Daniel Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found at a golf course in Ames, Iowa.
A man told investigators he recently spotted Richards with a knife that had a serrated back edge. Police officers who previously dealt with Richards also said he carried knives.
Celia Barquin Arozamena, former ISU golfer, was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. Search warrant documents filed Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, indicate police have recovered three knives in the investigation into the killing.