Kosta Karageorge, 22, a fifth-year senior who was last seen early
Wednesday morning, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted
gunshot wound, the Columbus Police Department said on its Facebook
The department said Karageorge's body was found inside a dumpster
and a gun was found at the scene near his the apartment.
His mother, Susan, told authorities earlier this week he has
suffered several concussions and has had spells of being extremely
confused, a police report said. His sister Sophia Karageorge told
the Columbus Dispatch newspaper her brother suffered his latest
concussion a month ago and might have become disoriented.
The school's athletic department said in a statement it "was shocked
and saddened" to learn of Karageorge's death.
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In a statement after he went missing, Ohio State head football coach
Urban Meyer described Karageorge as a "hard worker on the field and
pleasant off the field."
(Reporting By Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Eric Walsh, Bernard Orr)
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