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According to the Maywood, Illinois Police Department, they reported former NFL safety Sergio Brown as missing since September 17, with his last known location being his home. Moreover, authorities ruled the death of Brown’s mother, Myrtle Brown, as a homicide after discovering her body in a creek near her home on September 16.
The Maywood, Illinois Police Department has reported that former NFL safety Sergio Brown went missing on September 17, with his last known location being his home.
Brown’s mother, Myrtle Brown, was found dead in a creek near her home on September 16. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Sergio Brown appeared to resurface on Instagram
On Tuesday morning, an individual who appears to be Brown posted an incoherent video message on Instagram, tagging the message to Mexico.
The Guardian reports neighbors told police the 35-year-old had been acting erratically before his disappearance.
The Maywood police department in the Chicago suburbs. The department has been investigating the case. The police told Deadspin that they were looking into the video.
“Detectives are aware of a video that has surfaced on social media in relation to Mr Sergio Brown, who is still considered a missing person and are also looking [into its] authenticity,” read the statement. “Currently, this is an active investigation, and the department is unable to share any further details at this time.”
The Guardian reports that Maywood police issued a missing persons report on Saturday. Family members were unable to locate Sergio Brown and his 73-year-old mother, prompting this action. The Chicago Tribune reported that they found the body of Myrtle Brown by a creek near her home. A medical examiner concluded she had died by homicide after an assault.
“Myrtle, she was an outstanding woman, and I’m hoping she’s in the right place and she’s with God,” Carlos Cortez, Myrtle Brown’s neighbor, told Chicago broadcaster WBBM. “I never would’ve expected this in a million years.”
Police have not named a suspect in the case.
On Sunday, the brother of Sergio Brown posted a tribute to his mother on social media. In addition, he also mentioned his sibling. “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.”
Brown joined the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame in 2010. He played seven seasons as a safety in the NFL, including stints at the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. His final season came in 2016, when he played eight games for the Buffalo Bills.
Police are asking anyone with information on Sergio Brown and his whereabouts to contact the Maywood Police Department at (708) 453-7300.