UPDATE: Body of Ohio State Football Player Found in Columbus

Kosta Karageorge Had Been Missing Since Wednesday Morning



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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