The body of missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found by Columbus police on Sunday, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Karageorge, 22, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
A search had been underway for Karageorge since 2 a.m. Wednesday after he was reported missing. Karageorge's body was found in a dumpster in the University District section of Columbus after a 911 caller notified police. The gun was found in the dumpster, and police said Karageorge's tattoos were used to identify him.
Shortly before Karageorge went missing, he texted his mother apologizing, "if I am an embarrassment, but these concussions have my head all f---ed up.”
Karageorge, a Columbus native, walked on to Ohio State's football team in August after wrestling for the Buckeyes for three years. He appeared in one game this season, Oct. 25 vs. Penn State. As a senior on OSU's wrestling team, Karageorge won 35 matches.
When Karageorge did not show up for Ohio State's football practices on Wednesday and Thursday, family and friends grew more concerned.
- Mike Fiammetta