Purported video of former NFL player Sergio Brown draws police scrutiny after his mom found dead

In the 51-second video, a man who resembles Brown calls the reports of his mother’s death “fake news” and says the Maywood police and FBI are setting him up.

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A screen grab picture from a video posted on social media, purportedly of former NFL player Sergio Brown, who went missing after his mother was found slain behind her home Sept. 16, 2023.

A screen grab picture from a video posted on social media, purportedly of former NFL player Sergio Brown, who went missing after his mother was found slain behind her home Saturday afternoon.

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Maywood police are investigating whether a bizarre video of Sergio Brown, the missing former NFL player, is authentic.

Myrtle Brown, his 73-year-old mother, was found dead in a creek near her Maywood home Saturday afternoon. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Brown remains missing.

In the 51-second video, a man who resembles Sergio Brown calls the reports of his mother’s death “fake news” and alleges the Maywood police and FBI are setting him up.

“Fake news, fake news, fake news,” he repeats three times in a row on the video as music in Spanish plays in the background. “It has to be the FBI that came into my house.”

He claims he was kidnapped and that he thought his mom was on vacation.

“Maywood Police Department detectives are aware of a video that has surfaced on social media in relation to Mr. Sergio Brown, who is still considered a missing person and are also looking into its authenticity,” a department spokesperson said in an email.

An autopsy determined Myrtle Brown suffered several injuries from an assault, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Her body was found around 2 p.m. Saturday after relatives told police they could not locate her or her son, according to police. Officers discovered her body after conducting a second, wider search of the area around her home, in the 1100 block of Nichols Lane.

Flowers, trees and plants surround the creek outside the home of Myrtle Brown, mother of Sergio Brown.

The creek where the body of Myrtle Brown, mother of Sergio Brown, was found near her west suburban Maywood home.

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Brown’s body was found near a small nature walk along a section of Silver Creek, which cuts behind her house. Tall grass and wildflowers line the creek, and a cluster of trees border her backyard.

Nick Brown, Sergio Brown’s brother and one of Myrtle Brown’s sons, posted on Facebook Monday memorializing his mom and asked that anyone with information about Sergio Brown’s whereabouts contact the Maywood Police Department.

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