Maywood, Illinois – Former NFL player Sergio Brown has been taken into custody in San Diego after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of his mother, according to police. Brown, 35, was apprehended while re-entering the United States from Mexico. He is currently awaiting extradition to Maywood, a suburb of Chicago, where he will face the murder charge.
Mexican law enforcement had been aware of Brown’s whereabouts since September 19, and he was deported after Illinois authorities obtained an arrest warrant related to his mother’s death. During his deportation, Brown caused a disturbance on a flight from Mexico City to Tijuana and was threatened with removal by the plane’s captain.
Brown is currently being held in the custody of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on a felony fugitive arrest warrant. A court hearing is scheduled for November 13, and under interstate extradition laws, a hearing is required if the defendant does not waive extradition.
The body of Brown’s mother, Myrtle Brown, 73, was discovered in a creek behind her Maywood home on September 16. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that she died from injuries sustained in an assault, ruling her death a homicide.
Sergio Brown, who played as a defensive back for Notre Dame before joining the NFL, had a seven-season career with the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Buffalo Bills.
The family of Myrtle Brown had issued a statement last week, urging authorities to advance the investigation into her death. They expressed their desire for truth and accountability, emphasizing that no family should have to endure uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of their loved one’s passing.
Neighbors of Myrtle Brown spoke highly of her, describing her as an outstanding woman who loved to go dancing and had a contagious smile. They expressed shock and sadness over her tragic death, stating that she did not deserve such a fate.
The case continues to unfold as Sergio Brown awaits extradition to face the murder charge in Illinois.