CPD: Kosta Karageorge’s Body Found

Kosta-Karageorge-1The Columbus police department has just announced that the body of Ohio State football and wrestling student athlete Kosta Karageorge has been found near his apartment off campus.

Karageorge has been missing since approximately 2 AM on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving; the University and the Athletic Department were instrumental in getting the word out regarding the search for him.

Karageorge had been a part of the wrestling team for several years, and was a walk-on defensive lineman this season for the Buckeyes.

Officers on the scene indicated that the initial cause of death seems to have been from a self- inflicted gunshot wound; a firearm was also discovered at the scene. The body was discovered today in a dumpster behind a Kroger near his apartment. The investigation is ongoing.

Text messages sent to family from Kosta indicated that he might have been experiencing issues following a concussion; the university has not commented in any way other than to say that all student athletes undergo a rigorous protocol before being allowed to return to participation with the team.

Family and friends also speculated that there were other circumstances involved in his decision to go for a walk on the night in question, but again no additional information is forthcoming.

As we keep the Karageorge family and his friends at Ohio State in our prayers, we’ll also keep you updated regarding any way that Ohio State fans can express their condolences.

The University’s Athletic Department released the following statement-

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. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Karageorge family, and those who knew him, during this most difficult time.

More information as it becomes available.


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