MAYWOOD, Ill. (TCD) — A former professional football player who was initially believed to be missing was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border this week on suspicion of killing his mother in a Chicago suburb.
On Sept. 16, relatives reported Sergio Brown and Myrtle Brown missing to the Maywood Police Department after not hearing from them. Maywood Police said officers searched the home where both Sergio and Myrtle Brown lived and then found her body near a creek close by. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Myrtle Brown died from “multiple injuries assault.”
The Associated Press reports Brown allegedly shared videos on Instagram in the days following his mother’s death, though he allegedly said her killing was “fake news” and that he was on vacation in Mexico.
He reportedly said, “Fake news, fake news, fake news. It has to be the FBI.”
In another video, Brown reportedly alluded to “Finding Nemo” and recited, “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.”
The Associated Press says police did not immediately confirm whether the Instagram videos were authentic.
The Maywood Police Department announced Brown was arrested at the border Oct. 10 while reentering the United States through San Diego. Officials from the San Diego Police Department Threat Management Unit and other law enforcement agencies took him into custody on a charge of first-degree murder.
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