Police in Illinois have launched an investigation into mysterious circumstances surrounding a former NFL player who has gone missing, and his mother who was found dead.
On Saturday, authorities in Maywood were contacted by family members of Sergio Brown and his mother Myrtle who said they were unable to find or contact either person. A missing persons search was initiated and 73-year-old Myrtle Brown was found dead in a creek near her home, according to FOX 59.
Authorities are investigating her death as a homicide.
Myrtle Brown’s sister, Sheila Simmons, told WGN-TV that she last spoke to Brown on Sept. 14, and that Brown had just celebrated her birthday on Sept. 8. Simmons said she received a phone call at around 3 a.m. local time, informing her that her sister and nephew were missing.
“We’re going to find out what happened because it’s not normal for my sister to not answer her phone, not to respond to text messages. People have been reaching out to her since Friday. No one was able to reach her,” Simmons told the station. “Now, I got the call this morning saying that she’s missing, so immediately I came out here and find out my sister is dead.”
Simmons told FOX 59 that when she went to the home in Maywood, she immediately noticed that things were out of place. Family members told WGN-TV that they hadn’t heard from Sergio Brown.
Sergio Brown, a former Notre Dame football player and Maywood native, signed with the New England Patriots in 2010 as an undrafted free agent. He played seven seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. He last played in the league in 2016.
Scroll down to leave a comment and share your thoughts.