MYRTLE Simmons-Brown, mother of former NFL star Sergio Brown, was found dead in a creek near her Chicago home.
Meanwhile, the search for Sergio continues after the retired New England Patriots safety was reported missing.
Who is Sergio Brown?
Born on May 22, 1988 in Oak Park, Illinois, Sergio Brown is a former football star turned marketing professional.
After studying at the University of Notre Dame and playing football, he declared for the 2010 NFL draft.
Although he went undrafted, he was able to secure a contract with the New England Patriots, where he played for two years.
Sergio played for four other teams during his football career: Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills.
After retiring from football, he earned his MBA from the University of Miami.
He graduated in 2017 and worked at several companies including Google and Fox Sports.
According to his LinkedIn pageHe owns a creative agency called TasteMakers, which focuses on online digital ads, integrated marketing and room activations.
What happened to Sergio Brown’s mother Myrtle?
On September 16, 2023, Sergio Brown and his mother Myrtle Simmons-Brown were both reported missing after their family members told authorities that they had been unable to make contact with the two.
Police began searching for missing people and discovered Myrtle’s remains in a creek near her home in a Chicago suburb.
Her body was taken to the Cook County Coroner’s Office and a murder investigation was subsequently launched.
Her sister, Sheila Simmons, said she went to Myrtle’s home in Maywood, Illinois, after receiving a call that she and Sergio were missing and realized something was wrong.
“We will find out what happened because it is not normal for my sister not to answer the phone or respond to text messages. People have been reaching out to her since Friday. No one could reach her,” Simmons said WGN TV.
“This morning I got the call that she was missing. So I immediately came here and found out that my sister is dead.”
Where is Sergio Brown now?
Sergio Brown’s whereabouts have yet to be determined.
The police are still looking for the former athlete.
Anyone with information about where he may be is asked to contact the Maywood Police Department at 708-368-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 708-450-1787.