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Sergio Brown remains missing as mother’s funeral planned – live

Sergio Brown has posted Instagram videos after his mother Myrtle was found dead in Maywood creek and he went missing

Andrea Blanco,Kelly Rissman
Tuesday 26 September 2023 06:05 BST

Ex nfl player sergio brown posts videos on instagram

Authorities in Illinois have declined to confirm whether former NFL player Sergio Brown is believed to be in Mexico after his mother was found dead in a creek behind her home.

Mystery erupted around Mr Brown after a concerned family member filed a missing persons report for the 35-year-old New England Patriots alum and his mother Myrtle Brown, 73.

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. Authorities had said they were investigating the authenticity of the posts, in which a man identified as Mr Brown claimed he was kidnapped by the FBI and that his mother was on vacation.

According to Forbes, Maywood police determined that one of the videos was recorded in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. But when reached by The Independent, the department said that it had “no new details to share.”

Mr Brown’s brother Nick Brown announced on Facebook that their mother will be laid to rest on Friday, 29 September.

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Former NFL player Sergio Brown allegedly burned his mother’s clothes before her body was discovered behind her Illinois home over the weekend, a neighbour has claimed.

Carlos Cortez, a neighbour of Myrtle Brown’s, told WBBM that he had given authorities Ring doorbell video in which Mr Brown is allegedly seen burning his mother’s clothes. The Maywood Police Department declined to comment on the allegations when reached by The Independent.

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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.

The Independent’s Andrea Blanco reports:

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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

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Missing ex-NFL star posts bizarre Instagram about police and FBI after mother found dead in creek

Maywood police said on Tuesday that detectives were investigating the authenticity of the Instagram account linked to Mr Brown.

In a video posted Monday, a man resembling Mr Brown called Myrtle’s homicide “fake news.”

“Fake news, fake news, fake news. It has to be the FBI,” the man says in the rambling, expletive-filled video, adding that he thought his mother “was on vacation” in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

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Sergio Brown’s brother Nick Brown writes tribute in honour of slain mother

In an Instagram post, Sergio Brown’s brother thanked the community for their support and prayers.

“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,” Nick Brown recounted.

The grieving son also remembered his mother as “strong, caring, diligent, fancy and funny” and pleaded with his brother to return home.

“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,” he wrote.

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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:

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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

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Sergio Brown’s childhood friend speaks out

Bridget Howell, a childhood friend of Mr Brown’s brother Nick, told The US Sun that he was shocked to hear news of Myrtle Brown’s murder.

“Me and Nick Brown were classmates. We were in band together, also. I knew Sergio,” Mr Howell said. “Nick’s parents were always at the school supporting them, supporting other children, just being a part of the events and things like that.”

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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:

What we know about Sergio Brown’s disappearance and his mother’s murder

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

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Where is missing ex-NFL star Sergio Brown?

Former NFL player Sergio Brown’s latest Instagram video suggests he is in Mexico days after his mother was discovered dead in an Illinois creek.

The Maywood Police Department reportedly used Google Lens to determine that the video Mr Brown allegedly posted on Wednesday morning was recorded in front of a condo in Playa del Carmen, according to Forbes. But when reached by The Independent, the department said that it had “no new details to share.”

In the video, the former NFL star is seen rambling and laughing as he walks around what appears to be a residential area singing the lyrics to Drake’s song “Legend”.

“Oh my God. Oh my God,” he says. “If I die, I’m a legend.”

The developments come three days after Mr Brown’s mother was found dead in a creek behind her home in Maywood. Authorities have determined that her death was a homicide resulting from an assault.

Eagle-eyed social media users had previously pointed out that a building’s logo in the background of Mr Brown’s video appeared to spell the words “Sabbia Condos.” Authorities did not elaborate on whether they plan to get international law enforcement agencies involved to bring Mr Brown to the US.

Andrea Blanco22 September 2023 03:00

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