Missing Ohio State Univeristy football player Kosta Karageorge’s body was found by Columbus Police on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, according to ESPN. The defensive lineman went missing on Wednesday of this past week and a massive search had been put in place to find him.
Karageorge was just 22-years-old.
He was found dead in a dumpster of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and police were able to identify him on the scene by his tattoos. An investigation was going to continue as both the body of Karageorge and the dumpster were taken to the county morgue.
The dumpster was located behind Karageorge’s near Ohio State’s campus.
“The Ohio State University Department of Athletics was shocked and saddened to learn today of the death of student-athlete Kosta Karageorge, a senior from Columbus,” Ohio State officials said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Karageorge family, and those who knew him, during this most difficult time.”
The Huffington Post reported that the fifth-year senior had been recently complaining of confusion and headaches due to concussions. His mother said that a text was sent to her on Wednesday by Karageorge that said “Sorry if I am an embarrassment, but these concussions have my head all [expletive] up.”
On Saturday, the Buckeyes defeated Michigan 42-28.
Ohio State teammate, defensive lineman Michael Bennett said after the game that Kosta Karageorge had missed practices all week. He also said that it was around Thursday afternoon when players began to get nervous due to his absence.