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By Rampart Stonebridge, updated on September 19, 2023

NFL star Sergio Brown on the run after allegedly murdering his mother

In a recent, shocking revelation, Myrtle Brown, the 73-year-old mother of former NFL player Sergio Brown, was found dead.

Located in a creek less than 100 yards from her Maywood, Illinois residence, the tragedy has shaken the community and ignited an active investigation.

Myrtle's son, Nick Brown, took to Facebook, pleading with the public not to approach the family property during the ongoing investigation. He earnestly urged the public for information on Sergio's whereabouts.

Moreover, in his social media post, Nick expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and wished for his brother Sergio's safe return. He also paid a heartfelt tribute to his mother, that the inquiry into Myrtle's unfortunate demise is still underway.

Her death was ruled as a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, specifying that the cause was "multiple injuries due to assault."

Neighbour recalls the last moments

Carlos Cortez, who lived next door to Myrtle, was deeply shocked by the incident. He revealed to the authorities that family members had informed him about Sergio's unusual behavior in recent times. Cortez stated:

“Wasn't himself the last few months. He was out of his mind.”

Furthermore, Carlos shared that the police had reviewed footage from his Ring doorbell, showing Sergio engaged in activities around the house. He elaborated:

“They seen him taking out the trash, and they seen him have a bonfire.”

Sergio's illustrious football career

Sergio Brown, known for his prowess on the football field, had an illustrious career spanning from 2010 to 2017. He began his journey with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent. Later, he played for teams like the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Buffalo Bills. This information was confirmed, as reported by ABC News.

However, as of Monday morning, the police had yet to locate Sergio. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance, especially following the tragic discovery of his mother's body, have only added to the layers of mystery.

Authorities are working diligently to piece together the puzzle. They have implored anyone with information about Sergio to step forward and help them in their quest for answers.

Myrtle and Sergio's mysterious disappearance

The entire saga unraveled when family members contacted the Maywood Police Department.

They were alarmed by their inability to locate Sergio, aged 35, and his mother, Myrtle. Both were reported missing on Saturday, People reported.

This news spurred the police into action, which subsequently led to the heartbreaking discovery of Myrtle's body near the creek adjacent to her house.

Why this story matters

Such incidents shake the foundation of communities. It reminds us that life is unpredictable, and that even individuals linked to fame and success are not immune to personal tragedies. The story of Sergio and Myrtle highlights the fragility of human life and the need for community solidarity in times of crisis.

Moreover, the unfolding of this tragedy in real-time on platforms like Facebook underscores the impact of social media in today's age. It's not just about sharing moments of joy but also about rallying support during challenging times.

Lastly, this incident serves as a testament to the relentless efforts of law enforcement agencies. Their commitment to finding the truth and ensuring justice is paramount, especially in situations that involve public figures and attract media attention.

Lessons to learn from this tragedy

While the events surrounding Myrtle's death are undeniably tragic, they offer vital lessons for the public. To ensure personal safety and the well-being of loved ones:

  • Always maintain open lines of communication with family members: Especially those living alone or with a history of mental health issues.
  • Invest in security measures for your home, such as surveillance cameras: They can act as deterrents and also provide crucial evidence if necessary.
  • Encourage community watch program: An alert and cooperative community can act as the first line of defense against potential threats.
  • If you or someone you know exhibits signs of mental distress, seek professional help immediately: Early intervention can prevent unforeseen tragedies.

Lastly, it's essential to remember that crime can occur regardless of the precautions taken. Blaming the victim is never the right approach. Compassion and support are of utmost importance in such trying times.

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Written By: Rampart Stonebridge

I'm Rampart Stonebridge, a curious and passionate writer who can't get enough of true crime. As a criminal investigative journalist, I put on my detective hat, delving deep into each case to reveal the hidden truths. My mission? To share engaging stories and shed light on the complexities of our mysterious world, all while satisfying your curiosity about the intriguing realm of true crime.

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