The police in Illinois have been trying to find the previous N.F.L. participant Sergio Brown after his mom was discovered lifeless from a number of accidents associated to an assault close to a creek behind her residence on Saturday, the authorities stated.
The Brown household alerted the police after being unable to succeed in both of them, the Maywood Police Department stated in a information launch.
“Maywood police officers initiated a missing person report and began making attempts to locate both individuals,” the information launch stated.
Maywood, a village of about 23,000 residents, is about 12 miles west of downtown Chicago.
The physique of Myrtle Brown, 73, was found close to a creek behind her residence on Saturday, the police stated.
Ms. Brown’s physique was taken to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, in keeping with Natalia Derevyanny, a spokeswoman for the workplace.
Ms. Derevyanny stated that Ms. Brown died from a number of accidents due to an assault and that her dying had been dominated a murder.
As of Monday morning, it was unclear if the authorities had gotten nearer to discovering Mr. Brown or if they’d acquired new leads on his whereabouts.
Carmen Rivera, a public info officer for the Maywood Police Department, stated on Monday morning that she didn’t have any info relating to Mr. Brown past the preliminary information launch from Saturday.
Nick Brown, Mr. Brown’s brother, requested for the general public’s assistance on social media on Sunday find him.
“My brother Sergio is still missing,” Mr. Brown wrote on Instagram. “If anyone knows where he is I want him to know that I love you and please come home.”
Mr. Brown additionally stated that his mom, Myrtle, at all times instructed him that “tough times don’t last.” He added, “Our last conversation about tough times being temporary is my beacon of hope.”
The police had been referred to as to the Brown residence previously, Carlos Cortez, a neighbor of the household, told WBBM, an area information station.
“Her family came and knocked on the door and was looking for her because they put out a police report because she was missing for 72 hours,” Mr. Cortez instructed WBBM. “So, we tried to help them as much as possible.”
Mr. Cortez instructed the authorities that he final noticed the Browns on Thursday, in keeping with WBBM, and in addition handed over video footage from his doorbell digital camera.
Mr. Brown, 35, performed for the University of Notre Dame earlier than becoming a member of the New England Patriots as a defensive again in 2010.
He additionally performed for the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars and ended his profession within the 2016 season with the Buffalo Bills.