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Missing Ohio State Football Player Found Dead Inside Dumpster

December 1, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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The body of Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge, who was missing for five days was found in Columbus on Sunday, police said.

The 22-year-old OSU defensive lineman and wrestler who disappeared early Wednesday, was found in a dumpster blocks away from his apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a Columbus police spokesman.

Police found a handgun in the dumpster with the body, but they’re not sure if it belonged to the athlete. Karageorge was identified by his tattoos, Weiner said during a brief news conference.

A woman reported finding the body, according to NBC affiliate WCMH.
Karageorge’s mother, Susan Karageorge, had previously told WCMH that her son suffered from concussions, and that he had sent her a text shortly before he went missing in which he apologized for being an “embarrassment” as a result of the medical condition.

OSU’s athletics department released a statement saying it was “shocked and saddened” to learn of Karageorge’s death. Karageorge was a reserve who appeared in one game this season for the Buckeyes.

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