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Posted: December 01, 2014

Missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge found dead

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By Madison Burke and Matt Picht

COLUMBUS, Ohio —

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say they have found the body of missing Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge

Police Sgt. Rich Weiner told reporters, "We received a call from somebody stating they found a body in the dumpster at this location. ... We are able to confirm ... that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge."

According to the police, the former OSU lineman's body was found in a dumpster one block from his apartment. The investigation is still ongoing, but Karageorge appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

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Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday, when he left his apartment after telling friends he needed to take a walk to clear his head. His disappearance sparked a city-wide manhunt for the missing student.

A police report says his mother told investigators Karageorge suffered concussions and spells of confusion, and Karageorge sent his mother a text complaining about his concussions half an hour before disappearing. 

Ohio State issued a statement saying, ​"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Karageorge family, and those who knew him, during this most difficult time."

Karageorge spent three years wrestling for OSU before walking onto the football team this year. He was 22 years old. 

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