Homicide cases are the most vile, twisted, and mind-altering cases investigators can take on, given the complexity that lies beneath. Every day, an average of 44.7 people in the US die due to homicide per The Hive Law. However, what blinds the world more is when homicide is conducted by family members on each other. The case gets messier to manage with the overflow of sentiments and evidence tampering that takes place.
Former NFL player Sergio Brown was arrested on Tuesday while re-entering the United States from Mexico, Maywood, Ill., per People. He is about to face a first-degree murder charge in relation to the death of his 73-year-old mother, Myrtle Brown, whose remains were found in September.
People reported via the Maywood Police Department’s press release that September 16th was the date that Brown’s family members filed two missing persons reports in connection to the former NFL player and his then-deceased mother. The same day that the report was filed by family members, Myrtle’s body was found by a creek near the Maywood, Ill., home she shared with Sergio, but the former football player was not located. Four weeks later, CNN reported his arrest while re-entering the United from Mexico, Maywood, Ill.
People reported that mere days after the 73-year-old mother’s body was found, “Sergio appeared in bizarre Instagram videos that were uploaded on the since-deleted account “intplayerwithapassport.” In one of the videos, he said he believed Myrtle was “on vacation”.”
People report that the Maywood Police Department issued a press release on Wednesday informing on Brown’s arrest and the fact that he “is awaiting extradition to Maywood, IL, to face charges of First-Degree Murder.”
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office told People that Myrtle’s death has been signed off as a ‘homicide’ and has sustained several ‘injuries from assault.’ It is unclear if Sergio has retained an attorney to speak on his behalf.
Prior to Brown’s arrest on Wednesday, his brother Nick Brown took to Facebook to express his concern about his missing brother and grieving the death of his mother, “Mom, thank you for being strong, caring, diligent, fancy, funny, and for saving my art,” he wrote in part. “I won’t let you down. My brother Sergio is still missing. If anyone knows where he is I want him to know that I love you and please come home.”
Further information on this case has not been revealed yet.