Spanish golf champion found murdered on Iowa course

September 18, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Spanish golf champion found murdered on Iowa course-iCognativeSITUATION

A homeless man attacked and killed a promising young Spanish golf champion who was found dead in a pond on an Iowa golf course, police said Tuesday. Collin Daniel Richards, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Celia Barquin, a student at Iowa State University.

The victim, Celia Barquin Arozamena, was a top amateur golfer who won the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship in July, qualified for the U.S. Women’s open and LPGA tour’s major and had been studying civil engineering at Iowa State University.

According to the criminal complaint, Barquin’s body was found in the pond some distance from her abandoned golf bag. The victim was stabbed to her head, neck and upper body several times. The police believe that the crime was random as there is no obvious motive.

In the same complaint made public, Richards purportedly made statements to an acquaintance recently “to the effect of having an urge to rape and kill a woman.” The Ames Police Department opened a suspicious death investigation Monday morning when golfers found Barquin’s cellphone and gold bag on the ninth hole of the golf course. During the search of premises, officers found Barquin body and determined she had been assaulted.

Officers while investigating the case found Richards who had several fresh scratches on his face and a deep laceration to his left hand. An acquaintance of Richards confirmed that the suspect showed up at his residence near the golf course and appeared disheveled and covered in blood, sand and water. Richards has a history of being charged with violent offences, including abusing a former girlfriend.


According to FBI annual crime reports, there are nearly 10,000 violent crimes are reported in Iowa every year and several turn into cold cases. A major challenge for the police in conducting criminal investigations is determining the utility of the information (evidence) collected. While an abundance of information available to law enforcement, only a small portion of it may be accurate, complete, and relevant, and hence useful, in establishing the identity or whereabouts of the culprit. In golfer murder case, the testimony of the Richard’s acquaintance played a vital role in arresting the suspect.

According to Central Iowa crime reports, there are still approximately 60 unsolved crime cases that would require accurate and reliable intelligence to identify the culprit. The law enforcement is still pleading public to provide relevant information necessary to close the case.


It is a moral responsibility of law enforcement personnel to protect the citizens and protect process for delivery of justice to the victim’s family. The only possible solution to support the effort for swift justice and accurate identification is arrest of the perpetrator of any case including cold case is through use of an impeccably accurate, easy to use and easily learned, non-invasive technology developed by Brainwave Science, it’s called iCognative. This technology provides over 99% accurate intelligence or leads by tapping into the source of all human actions – the brain, the accuracy that no other existing investigative solution can offer.  iCognative technology scientifically and accurately differentiates the perpetrator from innocent by recording and analyzing brainwave responses to a specific crime-related information with over 99% accuracy. The capability to detect whether specific information is stored in a suspect’s brain is unparalleled. The significant difference between the perpetrator and an innocent is that the perpetrator, having committed the crime or supported a crime, has specific information about the crime stored in his brain. This is what iCognative testing detects, scientifically and accurately.  Use of appropriate investigation details including those known to public in the death of Celia Barquin such as: location of the dead body, approximate time of death, clothes and belongings worn by the victim along with testimonials from witnesses as well as other information collected by investigators, all can be utilized as Stimuli to conduct a iCognative test on Collin Daniel Richards. In the current case of murder, iCognative technology can play a very pivotal role not only in the determination of who the perpetrator is but can also support investigation with missing links that may be connected to the same individual if he has committed or has knowledge of other crimes.


iCognative test when utilized by Iowa law enforcement and the FBI swiftly delivers valuable and accurate intelligence to find the missing links, identifying the perpetrator from innocent and other vital information necessary to solve the case. This unbeatable test is completed in less than an hour and provides virtually infallible intelligence that no conventional investigation solution such as interrogation, polygraph or fingerprinting can provide in such a time frame. The iCognative system record and analyzes the brainwave responses via upgraded proprietary headset when confidential stimuli are flashed on the digital screen. The test determines with over 99% accuracy if the information under question is present in the suspect’s brain or not.

As conventional investigation tools are helpful in only 2% of the criminal case, therefore, only possible way to significantly change the way of solving a crime is through utilizing Brainwave Science’s iCognative. The technology can provide 100% accurate concealed intelligence and links that would help Iowa law enforcement to solve the crime swiftly, provide justice, protect its citizens and arrest every single perpetrator who had or will commit a crime.

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