The body of missing OSU football player Kosta Karageorge was identified near Courtland and East 6th Ave yesterday in a dumpster. Around 2:30pm the body was found and tattoos were used to identify the red-shirt senior defensive lineman. Kosta appeared to have shot himself with a handgun but more tests are being performed to clarify the time of death, any ongoing brain issues and the method of his death.
He had been missing since Wednesday morning when he went on a walk from his apartment near by. He sent a text about issues with concussions that he was facing shortly before the walk. His mother told authorities he had concussions and periods of confusion. Many in the community are shocked and saddened by the discovery after searching for 4 days. He had joined the football team this fall as a walk-on and had wrestled for the university since 2011.
Columbus police on the death of Kosta Karageorge