The parents of slain top amateur Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena spoke about their daughter on Wednesday, saying she had a "special shine."
Her mother Miriam Arozamena spoke near their family home in the northern Spanish village of Puente San Miguel.
Looking distraught, the mother told reporters that she used to speak with her daughter every day and that she was an intelligent, studious and organised person.
The golfer was finishing her degree at Iowa State University when she was killed.
Collin Daniel Richards, a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence, was charged with stabbing Barquin Arozamena to death during a random attack while she was golfing by herself in broad daylight on Monday morning.