Former NFL player’s mother found dead, son remains missing

A former NFL player is missing, and his mother was found dead near a creek behind her Maywood home in suburban Chicago. 

Police have ruled the death of Myrtle Brown, the 73-year-old mother of Sergio Brown, a homicide. Myrtle’s body was discovered on Saturday, and her son remains missing. 

An Instagram story recently surfaced that appeared to show Sergio rambling about his mother in the aftermath of her death.

Maywood police told ABC7 Chicago that they are looking into the authenticity of the alleged social media video. 

In a Sept. 17 Facebook post, Nick Brown, Myrtle’s son, memorialized his mother and asked anyone with information on his brother’s whereabouts to contact the Maywood Police Department.


Sergio played seven seasons as an NFL defensive back with the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. The Maywood native attended Notre Dame and went to Proviso East High School. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Maywood Police Investigations’ Dennis Diaz at 708-368-4131 or the Maywood Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 708-450-1787. 

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