Karageorge, a fifth-year senior who was a defensive lineman and former wrestler, died from what Sgt. Richard Weiner said was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found in a dumpster along with a gun.
Karageorge, 22, was reported missing Wednesday evening and missed practices Wednesday and Thursday mornings. By Friday, a campus- and Columbus-wide search was underway for him and, on Saturday, 100,000 fans at the Buckeyes game were reminded that he was missing. Coach Urban Meyer pleaded for him to “Just come home safe, man.”
His mother, Susan Karageorge, told police her son had had several concussions and spells of extreme confusion, the police report indicated. She said that he texted her at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, mentioning concussions and writing (via the Columbus Dispatch): “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all [messed] up.”