Former NFL player Sergio Brown, 35, was arrested on Tuesday (10) on suspicion of involvement in the murder of his own 73-year-old mother. He played in the American football league until 2016 and played for five franchises.
The information was released by the family and local police. Myrtle Brown was found dead on September 16th near a river in Maywood, Illinois, USA.
Brown was detained by police in San Diego upon entering the United States from Mexico. He is now awaiting extradition to Illinois to face first-degree murder charges.
The exams revealed that Myrtle died from multiple injuries. The player was reported missing at the time. When he reappeared in a video published on social media days later, Brown said he believed his mother was on vacation, also accusing the FBI and the Maywood police department of having previously kidnapped him.
“It had to have been the FBI or the Maywood police. I thought my mother was on vacation. They kidnapped me twice from my house, the Maywood police department. (Myrtle’s death) is fake news, fake news, fake news”, said Sergio.
It is worth remembering that in September, a neighbor of Myrtle declared that he was assisting the police in their investigations. On radio station WBBM, Carlos Cortez revealed that Sergio had burned his mother’s clothes in a fire.
“They saw him take out the trash and make a fire, where he burned all her clothes. They said he hadn’t been himself the last few months. He was out of his mind,” said Cortez.