Hunt Intensifies for Ex-NFL Star Amid Mother’s Mysterious Murder


The hunt for former NFL player Sergio Brown continues in earnest as his mother was discovered lifelessly near a creek adjacent to her suburban Chicago residence. The deceased, Myrtle Brown, 73, was found on Saturday following a distress signal from relatives struggling to locate or establish contact with her or her son, Sergio Brown.

The magnitude of her demise was escalated to a homicide, as clarified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Nevertheless, the circumstances leading to her death remain ambiguous, and authorities have withheld details of any potential suspects connected to this brutal act.

In light of this ongoing investigation, the bereaved family, concerned about Brown’s whereabouts, have beckoned the public’s assistance in locating the former footballer. Nick Brown, Sergio’s brother, leveraged Instagram to express his love and plea for familial reunion, stating, “If anyone knows where he is, I want him to know that I love you and please come home.”

Sergio Brown, 35, a Notre Dame alum and former New England Patriots’ undrafted free agent in 2010, had a commendable career stretching seven seasons in the NFL, with stints in the Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills.

The mystery of Myrtle Brown’s death and the ongoing search for Sergio side-lines the discovery of the former’s body closely situated to a creek behind her abode. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the cause of death as assault-related, but further details regarding the nature of the injuries are presently undisclosed.

Both mother and son were reported missing on Saturday; family members jolted by the realization that neither Myrtle nor Sergio were traceable. A missing person report was promptly initiated by the Maywood Police Department who also undertook efforts to locate the duo.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Nick Brown acknowledged the condolences expressed by their community and appealed for assistance in locating Sergio Brown – urging anyone with information to reach out to the Maywood Police Department.

Nick requested the public to refrain from trespassing on the family property during this investigation. The locality, a residential street in Maywood, situated about 11 miles from the heart of Chicago, was sealed off with police tape during the investigation.

Regarded fondly by her neighbors for her vibrance and outgoing personality, Myrtle held a special place in her community. Always dressed sharply and known for her love of dancing, she was described by neighbor Kevin Grayer as “a lovely lady,” “always on the go,” and a “happy and wonderful” person with a “soft-spoken” demeanor.

A grieving Nick Brown discovered solace in his most recent exchange with his mother, lauding her resilience, caring nature, and the ability to find humor in strife. He nostalgically stated, “Our last conversation about tough times being temporary is my beacon of hope. Mom, thank you for being strong, caring, diligent, fancy, funny, and for saving my art. I won’t let you down.”

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Melinda Cochrane is a poet, teacher and fiction author. She is also the editor and publisher of The Inspired Heart, a collection of international writers. Melinda also runs a publishing company, Melinda Cochrane International books for aspiring writers, based out Montreal, Quebec. Her publication credits include: The art of poetic inquiry, (Backalong Books), a novella, Desperate Freedom, (Brian Wrixon Books Canada), and 2 collections of poetry; The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat, (Backalong Books), and She’s an Island Poet, Desperate Freedom was on the bestseller's list for one week, and The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat is one of hope and encouragement for all those living in the social welfare system. She’s been published in online magazines such as, (regular writer for) ‘Life as a Human’, and Shannon Grissom’s magazine.


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