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What Happened To Sergio Brown?

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Former NFL player Sergio Brown was arrested on Tuesday in connection to his mother’s death last month. 

Brown had been missing since his mother’s body was found in a creek behind her Maywood home on Sept. 16.  

According to CNN, Brown was charged with first-degree murder in her killing and was arrested re-entering the U.S. from Mexico. Police said he is waiting to be extradited to Maywood, where he will face murder charges. CNN also reported that Brown was deported by Mexican law enforcement after they were alerted of an arrest warrant for his mother’s death. 

Police say they discovered the body of 73-year-old Myrtle Brown after relatives contacted authorities because they were unable to find or contact her or her son.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, Myrtle Brown’s death was ruled a homicide, although authorities have not provided any information on what led up to her death and Sergio Brown’s disappearance.

Last Month, Sergio’s brother took to Instagram to show his mother some love by posting a beautiful picture of his late mother. In the caption, he asked folks for help in finding his brother. 

“My brother Sergio is still missing,” Nick Brown wrote on Instagram. “If anyone knows where he is I want him to know that I love you and please come home.”

Sergio Brown was an NFL undrafted free agent in 2010. He played seven seasons in the NFL and suited up for five teams including the New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills.

His mother, Myrtle Brown was described by neighbors as lovely and outgoing. 

“Just a lovely lady,” neighbor Kevin Grayer told CNN affiliate WLS. “Very soft-spoken, outgoing. Always on the go. Just a happy person. Her personality was just wonderful. She didn’t deserve that. She was too good of a person to die like that.”

Here’s everything we know about the death of Myrtle Brown and the search for her son Sergio Brown:

What Happened To Sergio Brown?

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Mother And Son have been missing since September

In September, the Brown family told police that they were unable to contact Sergio and his mother Myrtle Brown.

“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,” neighbor Carlos Cortez told WBBM. “So, we tried to help them as much as possible.”

Cortex says he last saw the Browns on Thursday and provided doorbell footage to police.

“Maywood Police Officers initiated a missing person report and began making attempts to locate both individuals,” police said in a press release. 

According to the Police, Myrtle Brown’s body was found near a creek behind her home on Saturday.  The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled Brown’s death a homicide after finding injuries related to an assault but did not share specifics on the nature of her injuries. Police did not locate Sergio Brown after finding his mother.



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