Police: Missing Ohio State Football Player Found Dead
Police in Columbus, Ohio identified a body found near the Ohio State University campus as that of defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge who had been missing since Wednesday. The body was found along with a handgun in a dumpster behind Karageorge’s apartment near the school campus, police said Sunday evening.
Karageorge had been complaining of confusion possibly due to concussions, according to his mother. She said he sent a text message Wednesday to apologize if he was “an embarrassment,” and noted the concussions.
BREAKING: Body found is missing OSU student. Early word is self-inflicted gunshot wound.
— WHIOTV (@whiotv) November 30, 2014
Sgt. Rich Weiner said at 2:30pm a body was found in a dumpster. Found a man inside container. Identified him as Kosta Karageorge
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) November 30, 2014
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Earlier from the Associated Press:
Media outlets are reporting a body has been found near Ohio State while police are providing no updates on the search for a football player missing since Wednesday.
WBNS-TV, WCMH-TV and The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that police confirm a body has been found. But both police and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer say they have no updates on the search for defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge (KOH’-stah KAHR’-ah-jorj).
A police report says Karageorge’s mother told authorities he has had concussions and spells of confusion. She said he texted a message Wednesday citing the concussions and saying he was sorry if he was “an embarrassment.”
The Buckeyes defeated Michigan on Saturday, 42-28. Defensive lineman Michael Bennett said afterward that Karageorge missed practices and that teammates started getting nervous Thursday.