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A former NFL player is missing after his mother was found dead in a creek behind her home in Illinois.
Myrtle was found dead less than 100 yards from her Maywood home the following day. Her death was ruled a homicide as the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office found injuries resulting from an assault.
The case took a bizarre turn as videos emerged from an Instagram account linked to Mr Brown. In one video, a man identified as Mr Brown claims he’s been kidnapped by law enforcement as he goes on a long-winded rant against “fake news” and the FBI.
He also claims that he thought his mother was on vacation.
The Independent has not been able to independently verify the account.
Maywood police told NBC that the department is aware of the social media account.
“Currently this is an active investigation, and the department is unable to share any further details at this time. We appreciate your patience while our agency continues to investigate the matter,” police said.
Former NFL player Sergio Brown is missing after mother found dead in a creek
Mystery swirls around the family of a former NFL player as the ex-New England Patriot is missing — and his mother was found dead in an Illinois creek.
Family members of Sergio Brown and his mother Myrtle Brown reportedly contacted police
on Saturday reporting that they couldn’t get in touch with either of them. That’s when police launched a missing persons search.
Family members said they have not heard from the former NFL player
Neighbour says Sergio Brown was captured in surveillance video. burning mother’s clothes
Carlos Cortez, a neighbour of Myrtle Brown’s, told WBBM that family members had told him Mr Brown had not been acting like himself lately but did not elaborate on what type of behaviour had given that impression.
“They said he wasn’t himself the last few months. He was out of his mind,” Mr Cortez told the outlet.
Mr Cortez also said that he had given authorities Ring doorbell video, in which Mr Brown is reportedly seen burning his mother’s clothes. Relatives of the Browns reportedly also confirmed the former NFL player’s actions to Mr Cortez.
“They seen him taking out the trash, and they seen him have a bonfire where he burned all her clothes,” Mr Cortez said.
Sergio Brown posts second strange video about Finding Nemo while ‘missing’ after mother’s death
Former NFL player Sergio Brown appeared to post on social media two days after his mother’s body was found in a creek behind her home in Illinois.
The posts come days after Myrtle Brown’s body was found ina creek behind her home in Maywood, Illinois
What we know about the Sergio Brown case
What started as a missing persons investigation for former NFL player Sergio Brown and his elderly mother in a close-knit Illinois town turned into a far more disturbing mystery after the woman’s body was found in a creek over the weekend.
Mr Brown, 35, had turned away from the spotlight following his retirement in 2016, but he made headlines again on 16 September when desperate family members reported him and 73-year-old Myrtle Brown missing.
“I’m not waiting another hour … If you see them or one of them please let me or the Maywood Police Office know,” Nick Brown wrote in a frantic Facebook post along with images of his mother and brother.
Efforts to locate the pair safe and alive were interrupted when Myrtle was found dead just a day later, less than 100 yards from her home. Authorities have revealed that her death is being investigated as a homicide while the search continues for Mr Brown in the suburban village.
The Independent’s Andrea Blanco has more:
As details about 73-year-old Myrtle Brown’s murder begin to emerge, authorities in Maywood, Illinois, continue searching for her son, former NFL player Sergio Brown. Andrea Blanco reports
ICYMI: Family last had contact with Sergio Brown on 14 September
Relatives of Mr Brown and his mother contacted authorities on Saturday after they couldn’t get in touch with them for over 72 hours.
“Her family came and knocked on the door and was looking for her because they put out a police report because she was missing for 72 hours. So, we tried to help them as much as possible,” Mr Cortez said.
Myrtle’s sister Sheila Simmons told WGN-TV that she had last spoken with her on 14 September and neither she nor Mr Brown were answering calls. The Maywood Police Department then launched a missing persons investigation.
Ms Simmons, who lives out of state, said that she was informed by the department that her family members were nowhere to be found. She travelled to her sister’s home in Maywood and found that things looked out of place.
Ms Simmons said she searched the home’s surroundings but did not immediately find Mr Brown or his mother.
What did Sergio Brown allege in his Instagram rant?
Mr Brown has now allegedly turned up on Instagram – posting a bizarre video claiming that he believed his mother was on holiday and that he had been kidnapped by law enforcement.
The video was first reported by Fox32 and appears in an Instagram story on account “intplayerwithapassport”, and not the former player’s verified account.
The Independent has not been able to independently verify that the account belongs to Mr Brown