Kosta Karageorge, the missing Ohio State football player, has been confirmed to be dead with his body being found this weekend. Police stated this week that 22-year-old Karageorge was discovered with a seemingly self-caused gunshot wound, leading many to wonder whether a possible suicide was the reason behind his tragic death. USA Today News reported this Sunday, November 30, 2014, that the college defensive tackle is already being mourned by both his team and the entire school community.
This morning, officials from Ohio State have confirmed that Kosta Karageorge, a missing football player from the illustrious school who had vanished for several days, has been found dead. The talented defensive tackle’s body was located somewhere near the college campus, but police authorities have not revealed the exact location. It appears the 22-year-old committed suicide, as a self-inflicted gunshot wound was the cause of death.
According to the police report, Karageorge was spotted for the very last time by some friends and roommates early Wednesday morning. He said that he wanted to go for a walk by himself, and they thought nothing of it back then. It is questionable if injuries sustained from his efforts in sports might have played a role in the brief football player’s death.
In an update on the sad finding, Yahoo! News revealed that Kosta Karageorge’s mother had shared with officers earlier this week that her son was in a dazed state the past few days before his disappearance. She added that Kosta had suffered a few concussions in the past, and he had even texted her that Wednesday morning saying: “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment.”
That night, the 22-year-old football player’s parents decided they should file a missing person account for their son. Karageorge’s body being found is said to be a grievous blow to the Ohio State school community, given that some still hoped he might have been found alive. The single self-caused gunshot wound points to a possible suicide, but police note that nothing is confirmed yet.
Kosta Karageorge was previously a wrestler for the Buckeyes. He had played in a single football game this season and was in fact a walk-on team member. He was to be recognized at the last home game on Saturday, which the Buckeyes managed to win. At an Ohio State basketball game this week, photos of the missing player were shown in the middle of halftime, asking that anyone with information contact school officials or police authorities.
By Thursday, the 22-year-old defensive tackle’s teammates were worried, given that he had missed practice. Sophia Karageorge, the sister of the football player, shared that her sibling seemed troubled when he disappeared for that last mysterious walk. “We’re very concerned that he’s not himself and that he maybe doesn’t know what’s going on,” she shared. “His repercussions from concussions have been … long-term.” Kosta is remembered as a skilled athlete and a good man by his family, friends, and teammates.