The autotopsy on former Ohio State athlete Kosta Karageorge, who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound on Sunday, will include a brain exam. Karageorge, 22, was reported missing last Wednesday and was found in a dumpster near his home on Sunday.
Karageorge, 22, was reported missing last Wednesday and his body was found near his home on Sunday. He texted his mother before he went missing and cited head injuries for damaging his life. "I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f----- up,'' he wrote.
Franklin County coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said the brain exam will be done by a neuropathologist to determine if Karageorge had any traumatic injuries.
The pathologist "may or may not be able to determine any sort of abnormality or defect from traumatic brain injury,'' Ortiz said.
Ohio State released a statement saying it could not discuss Karageorge's medical history.
"We know that many of you are concerned, as we are, about the tragic news that we received yesterday about the death of one of our student-athletes, Kosta Karageorge.
"It is very early in the process of determining the cause of death, and the Columbus division of police is still investigating. We are unable to discuss this situation in detail at this time. The investigation continues. We are also not able to comment on student-athletes' medical treatments."
Karageorge was in his first season as a defensive tackle of the Buckeyes football team after spending three years on the wrestling team.
- Paul Palladino