According to a credible source in law enforcement who informed CNN, Sergio Brown, a former NFL player, has been arrested in relation to the death of his mother, Myrtle Brown. Brown, who had previously traveled to Mexico, was deported on Tuesday and detained by US officials near San Diego due to an arrest warrant issued in Illinois. The process to transfer him from California to the Chicago vicinity is currently underway.
Mexican authorities had been aware of Brown’s location since September 19 and initiated his deportation after receiving an arrest warrant linked to his mother’s death. San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s records confirm Brown’s detention on a felony fugitive arrest warrant.
73-year-old Myrtle Brown was discovered dead near a creek behind her Maywood residence, approximately 11 miles from Chicago, on September 16. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the cause of her death as injuries from an assault, categorizing it as a homicide.
Sergio Brown, aged 35, boasts an NFL career spanning seven seasons, having played for renowned teams, including the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Buffalo Bills.
The sudden disappearance of Brown after the discovery of his mother’s demise prompted his brother, Nick Brown, to seek public assistance via social media. Nick expressed concern and love for his missing sibling, urging him to come home and referencing a hopeful outlook from their mother’s teachings.
Maywood police highlighted a circulating social media video supposedly showing Sergio Brown in a tropical locale, commenting on “fake news” and mentioning his mother’s presumed vacation. The time and location of the video remain undetermined, and its authenticity remains unconfirmed by authorities.
The family of Myrtle Brown recently issued an official statement urging prompt progress in the investigation into her death, underscoring the ample evidence supporting an arrest. They have also mentioned not having any contact with Sergio since he vanished. The family’s statement described Myrtle as an immensely loving and influential figure whose absence has profoundly affected them and the broader community.
Neighbors have also remembered Myrtle fondly, recalling her cheerful demeanor, love for dancing, and remarkable dressing sense. Descriptions consistently depict her as a remarkable individual, eliciting shock and grief from the community over her tragic end.