Former NFL player Sergio Brown, whose mother was found dead near her Chicago home last month, has been arrested in connection to her death.
Myrtle Brown’s Murder
Authorities discovered the body of 73-year-old Myrtle Brown on September 16 near a creek behind her home in Maywood.
Relatives alerted police when they were unable to find or contact Myrtle or her son, Sergio.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Myrtle died from injuries related to an assault.
Her manner of death was ruled a homicide, according to spokesperson Natalia Derevyanny.
Sergio Brown remained missing.
The Family Seeks Answers
A day after his mother was found dead, Sergio’s brother, Nick Brown, took to Instagram asking for the public’s help.
Thank you, everyone, for all of your outreach, help, love and condolences.
It’s a sad but hopeful time, and we will all get through this together. Mom always told me, “tough times don’t last” and our last conversation about tough times being temporary is my beacon of hope.
Mom, thank you for being strong, caring, diligent, fancy, funny, and for saving my art. I won’t let you down.
My brother Sergio is still missing. If anyone knows where he is I want him to know that I love you and please come home.
People, please don’t approach the property, this is still an ongoing investigation by the Maywood Police Department. If you have any information on Sergio’s whereabouts please send them to the Maywood Police Department.
See Nick Brown’s original post below.
In a bizarre turn of events, videos began popping up on social media that showed Sergio Brown in a tropical location.
He was rambling about “fake news” and claimed that he thought his mother was on vacation.
Sergio was also seen dancing and turning up in Mexico as if he didn’t have a care in the world.
Authorities confirmed that they were aware of at least one video, but would not confirm if it was indeed Sergio.
The Brown family released a statement through their attorney calling on authorities to advance the case saying there was sufficient evidence for an arrest.
“We implore law enforcement agencies, particularly the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, to work diligently and thoroughly in pursuit of truth and accountability for Myrtle Jean Simmons-Brown. No family should bear the weight of uncertainty regarding the circumstances of their loved one’s passing,” the family said.
Sergio Brown Deported & Arrested In Connection To His Mother’s Death
Sergio Brown had indeed traveled to Mexico and was there nearly a month before he was deported on Tuesday and was taken into custody by U.S. law enforcement officers near San Diego on a felony fugitive arrest warrant.
The 35-year-old will be extradited to Illinois on a warrant for first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Myrtle Brown.
Sergio Brown was a star football player at Notre Dame.
He retired in 2016.