Former NFL security Sergio Brown was arrested in San Diego and can face first-degree homicide prices, weeks after he was reported lacking and following his mom’s murder, police mentioned.
Mr Brown was taken into custody on Tuesday whereas returning to the US from Mexico, Maywood Police mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
“The San Diego Police Division Risk Administration Unit together with different Native and Federal businesses took Mr Brown into custody after a warrant was issued for First-Diploma Homicide, for the dying of his mom Myrtle Brown,” police mentioned.
The previous New England Patriot is ready to be extradited to Maywood, Illinois, the place his mom’s physique was discovered on 16 September by household in a creek simply 100 yards from her house. Each Myrtle Brown, 73, and Mr Brown have been reported lacking on that very same day.
Her dying was dominated a murder because of assault accidents.
Though the previous soccer participant’s whereabouts have been elusive since he was final seen by relations, there was some hypothesis that Mr Brown has been in Mexico as of late. TMZ reported final week that Mr Brown was allegedly dancing in pink Nike swim trunks at a Tulum membership.
On high of this, an Instagram account — which gave the impression to be linked to the previous soccer participant — confirmed unusual movies of Mr Brown, together with one video that police beforehand thought had been filmed in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
In different movies, Mr Brown may very well be seen calling his mom’s dying “pretend information” and appeared to be mocking studies that he was “lacking” by quoting “Discovering Nemo.” He additionally made feedback earlier this week on X referring to Mexican cartels.
This account in addition to his official Instagram account appeared to have been taken down final week.
A funeral for Myrtle Brown was held on 29 September.
The 73-year-old’s sister, Sheila Simmons, mentioned on the time of Mrytle Brown’s disappearance: “We’re going to search out out what occurred as a result of it’s not regular for my sister to not reply her telephone, not to answer textual content messages.” She added, “Individuals have been reaching out to her since Friday. Nobody was in a position to attain her. Now, I received the decision this morning saying that she’s lacking, so instantly I got here out right here and discover out my sister is lifeless.”
A neighbour of Myrtle Brown, Carlos Cortez, additionally mentioned final month that he had given authorities Ring doorbell footage, during which Mr Brown is allegedly seen burning his mom’s garments. “They seen him taking out the trash, they usually seen him have a bonfire the place he burned all her garments,” Mr Cortez mentioned.