22-year-old Kosta Karageorge had been missing for five days when his body was found in a dumpster outside his apartment around 2 p.m. Sunday. Police arrived on scene and identified the body as Karageorge because of his tattoos. Police say they found the gun he had apparently used to commit suicide in the dumpster as well.
According to Susan Karageorge, Kosta’s mother, he had suffered from problems with concussions which sometimes led to bouts of confusion. She says Karageorge texted her the day he disappeared apologizing for being an embarrassment.
Ohio State University released this 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.”
Friends said they wished he had come to them with his feelings before taking his own life.