Former NFL athlete, Sergio Brown, 35, has been detained in San Diego following the issuance of an arrest warrant for a first-degree murder charge related to his mother’s death, as per police reports. Brown was arrested as he was returning to the United States from Mexico and is now awaiting extradition to Maywood, a suburb of Chicago, where he is to face the murder charge.
Mexican authorities had been aware of Brown’s location since September 19, leading to his deportation after Illinois officials secured an arrest warrant in connection with his mother’s death. During his deportation, Brown reportedly caused a disruption on a flight from Mexico City to Tijuana, prompting the plane’s captain to threaten his removal.
Brown is currently in the custody of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, held on a felony fugitive arrest warrant. A court hearing has been scheduled for November 13. According to interstate extradition laws, a hearing is mandatory if the defendant does not waive extradition.
On September 16, the body of Brown’s mother, Myrtle Brown, 73, was found in a creek behind her Maywood residence. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that she died from injuries sustained in an assault, ruling her death a homicide.
Sergio Brown, a former defensive back for Notre Dame, had a seven-season career in the NFL, playing for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Buffalo Bills.
Last week, Myrtle Brown’s family issued a statement urging authorities to expedite 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 remembered her fondly, describing her as an exceptional woman who loved dancing and had an infectious smile. They expressed shock and sadness over her tragic death, stating that she did not deserve such a fate. The case continues to develop as Sergio Brown awaits extradition to face the murder charge in Illinois.