Myrtle Brown, 73, was found dead on the banks of a creek near her home.
Wednesday September 20, 2023 5:58 a.m.
MAYWOOD, Ill. — A former NFL player who local police say is missing appears to be posting on social media from Mexico.
Sergio Brown appeared to post a rambling message on Instagram Stories, talking about the FBI and Maywood Police.
Hours later, Brown posted another story on Instagram, showing her location in Sydney, Australia, and the characters from the movie Finding Nemo.
In a statement released Tuesday morning, Maywood police said they were aware of the videos posted on social media and were investigating their authenticity.
This comes after Sergio’s mother, Myrtle Brown, 73, was found dead Saturday near a creek behind her home after family members told police she and Sergio were missing. Police ruled his death a homicide.
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Residents of Maywood, Illinois, said Sergio lived with his mother and often walked around the neighborhood. Sergio has not been named as a suspect in the homicide.
On Tuesday, Sergio’s brother Nick stopped by the house and briefly talked about 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 asked anyone with information to call Dennis Diaz of Maywood Police Investigations at 708-368-4131 or the Maywood Police Department’s anonymous line at 708-450-1787.
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