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Coroner: Ohio State football player’s death will be ruled a suicide

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Kosta Karageorge (Photo Credit: WBNS via Karageorge's family)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says the death of an Ohio State athlete found dead with a gunshot wound to the head will be ruled a suicide.

The final autopsy report for 22-year-old wrestler and football scout team member Kosta Karageorge isn’t quite finished. The county coroner said Wednesday she is awaiting neuropathology reports about Karageorge’s brain.

Dr. Anahi Ortiz says her determination that it was a suicide won’t change.

Karageorge was missing for days before he was found in a Columbus trash bin Nov. 30.

Police records of texts from Karageorge’s phone indicate he had just gone through a breakup and sent suicidal messages to his ex-girlfriend.

Texts to his mother said concussions were affecting his mind. She told police he’d had several concussions and spells of confusion.