UPDATE: Body of Ohio State Football Player Found in Columbus

Kosta Karageorge Had Been Missing Since Wednesday Morning


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Columbus police announced Sunday evening that the body of OSU football player Kosta Karageorge had been discovered in a dumpster behind his residence. Preliminary investigation results declare that Karageorge died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and that the handgun was found in the dumpster.


Originally published Nov. 29:

While the Buckeyes and Wolverines are playing today, there's an even bigger battle going on outside of the stadium: the search for Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge. The senior walk-on was last seen around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, walking out of his Columbus apartment.

A Columbus Dispatch story this morning reported this morning that police are treating the player's disappearance as a missing-person case, "with nothing to indicate there was foul play."

The Dispatch reported Karageorge's mother reported to police that he had texted her at 1:30 a.m. wednesday to say "I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f—-ed up." Concussions have been an issue for the football player:

His sister Sophia Karageorge said her brother has a history of sports related concussions, and the family is worried that he might be disoriented because of one he suffered a month ago. Karageorge also wrestled for three years for the Buckeyes.

Karageorge is 6'5" and weighs 285 pounds, with a recently shaved head and a short beard. He sometimes goes by "Alex," the Dispatch said. Per the Dispatch: "Anyone with information about Karageorge’s whereabouts is asked to call 614-747-1729 or Columbus police at 614-645-4545."

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