Myrtle Brown, 73, was found dead in a creek near her home
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:30PM
MAYWOOD, ILLINOIS—— A former NFL player who local police say is missing appears to have been posting on social media in Mexico.
Sergio Brown appeared to post a rambling message on Instagram Stories talking about the FBI and the Maywood Police Department.
A few hours later, Brown posted another story on Instagram showing his location in Sydney, Australia, and his character from the movie “Finding Nemo.”
Maywood police said in a statement Tuesday morning that they were aware of the social media videos and were investigating their authenticity.
Sergio’s mother, Myrtle Brown, 73, was found dead in a creek behind her home on Saturday, and family members told police she and Sergio were missing. Police have ruled her death a homicide.
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The Maywood, Ill., resident said Sergio lived with his mother and often walked in the neighborhood. Sergio has not yet been named as a suspect in the homicide.
Sergio’s brother Nick stopped by the house on Tuesday to simply say how wonderful their mother was.
Sergio, 35, is a former NFL safety who played seven seasons with the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills.
Police ask anyone with information to call Dennis Diaz of the Maywood Police Bureau of Investigations (708-368-4131) or the Maywood Police Department’s anonymous tip line (708-450-1787).
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