Who is ex-NFL S Sergio Brown missing after his mother was found dead in Illinois creek?

The FBI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both noted a rise in the U.S. murder rate, marking one of the concerning factors for the Americans. Sergio Brown, a former NFL player, and his family were recently featured in the media as the victims of this crime.

Brown was hardly a household name during his brief NFL career, but the most recent devastating news about him and his family captured the attention of the entire NFL community, prompting the sporting world to seek prayers for them.

Who is Former NFL safety Sergio Brown?

Though Sergio Brown had full potential to put his name on the roster of an NFL team, he remained undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft. Later he signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. 

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Initially, he failed to make the 53-man roster, but in October of that year, he made his debut for the New England Patriots. He even played in Super Bowl XLVI for the Patriots as a safety and remained with them until 2012. 

After being released by the Patriots in 2012, Sergio resurfaced with the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, and Buffalo Bills in the following years. Sergio Brown played collegiate football at Notre Dame after playing high school football at Proviso East before entering the NFL and participating in 94 games over his career.

Sergio Brown has gone missing after his mother was found dead

The 35-year-old Sergio Brown and his mother, Myrtle Brown, were reported missing in Maywood, Illinois, just as they were about to embark on a trip to Mississippi for a family reunion.

The news broke out soon after the member of the former NFL safety failed to reach them as they never showed up at the specified spot. His family sought assistance from netizens and the police department to find Sergio and his mother.

No information regarding the 35-year-old former player’s whereabouts has yet surfaced. However tragically, Brown’s mother was discovered dead in Addison Creek, not far from her Maywood residence on Saturday afternoon. The 73-year-old’s corpse was sent to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Myrtle Brown’s sister, Sheila Simmons, told WGN that they had grave suspicions because Myrtle had never previously ignored her calls. She was definitely not prepared for the news that her sister had passed away when she learned of it the following morning.

“We’re going to find out what happened because it’s not normal for my sister to not answer her phone, not to respond to text messages. People have been reaching out to her since Friday. No one was able to reach her. Now, I got the call this morning saying that she’s missing, so immediately I came out here and find out my sister is dead.”

A homicide investigation is currently ongoing to examine the matter in more detail. For the most recent news updates, stay tuned.

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