Former NFL Player Missing After Mother's Body Found

Police near Chicago are looking for Sergio Brown
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2023 11:52 AM CDT
Ex-NFL Player Missing After Mother's Body Found
A file photo of Sergio Brown.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Police in suburban Chicago are looking for a former NFL player after the body of his 73-year-old mother was found by a creek behind her home, reports WBBM. Authorities say Myrtle Brown appears to have been killed during an assault in Maywood, per the AP. They are now looking for Sergio Brown, 35, though he has not been named as a suspect. He played seven seasons in the pros, mostly as safety, for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Buffalo Bills, per the Chicago Tribune.

Police found Myrtle Brown's body on Saturday after her family reported her missing. Relatives also told police they could not locate Sergio Brown. "If anyone knows where he is I want him to know that I love you and please come home," wrote his brother Nick Brown on Instagram. Sergio Brown obtained his master's in business administration from the University of Miami in 2016, notes NBC. (More Chicago stories.)

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