(NationalUSNews.com) — A former NFL player, 35-year-old Sergio Brown, was arrested on October 10 in San Diego after being deported from Mexico City to face charges in the death of his mother, Myrtle Brown. He was then sent on to Maywood, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, where he was charged with first-degree murder and concealing the dead body of his 73-year-old mother. A video from a cellphone allegedly shows Sergio Brown on October 7 having an altercation with Mexican officials while they are detaining him for his extradition. During the altercation, he can be repeatedly heard yelling that he is being kidnapped.
Myrtle Brown was last seen alive at 6 p.m. on September 14 at the Maywood home she and Brown shared. Her other son, who is unnamed in the court documents, says he spoke to her at 3 p.m. that day, and when he was unable to contact her later, he went to the house to check on her on September 16, finding nobody at home. Both Sergio Brown and Myrtle Brown were reported missing, as the family was unable to reach either of them. Myrtle Brown was discovered later that day near a creek less than 50 yards from the back door of her home, wrapped in a sheet and showing signs of assault. The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.
Surveillance cameras from the area show Sergio Brown burning items in a fire pit on the evening of September 14. Police found burned fabric in that same fire pit. Myrtle Brown’s iPad, credit cards, and phone were missing. In the meantime, Sergio Brown posted on his Instagram that the death of his mother was fake news, and later he posted a video showing himself dancing and partying in Mexico. He had apparently purchased a one-way ticket to Cancun at around 3 a.m. on September 15. Sergio Brown’s next court hearing is scheduled for November 23. In a statement released by the family, Myrtle Brown is described as a “beautiful, loving, and inspirational soul” whose death has left “an indescribable void”.
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