Update, Sept. 19, 2023 at 11:46 AM:
Former NFL player Sergio Brown deleted a video that showed his location after police discovered the body of his mother, Myrtle Brown, in a creek behind her Illinois home.
In the Instagram video, Brown ranted wild conspiracy theories about police and the FBI.
In the now-deleted video, Brown tagged @ESPN and called the news of his mother’s death “fake” news. “I thought my f—–g mama was on vacation,” he said.
Brown, 35, also claimed he was kidnapped by police and he blamed the Maywood Police Department and the FBI for his mother’s death.
“It has to be the FBI that came into my house on Bob Marley’s death day with the 5 11 agent gas unwarranted,” he said in the video. Brown deleted the video because it showed his location in Mexico.
— Starling Zain (@StarlingZain) September 19, 2023
The former Buffalo Bills safety and his mother were were last seen together on Thursday, Sept. 14.
By Saturday afternoon, police recovered the body of 73-year-old Myrtle Brown in Addison Creek behind her home in Maywood.
An autopsy showed she died from homicidal violence after an assault, according to the Chicago Tribune.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 18, 2023
Police are still searching for Brown. He was not named as a suspect in his mother’s murder.
Neighbor Carlos Cortez told CBS News police saw something suspicious on his doorbell camera.
“They seen him taking out the trash, and they seen him have a bonfire where he burned all her clothes.”
Cortez said family members told him the former NFL player “wasn’t himself the last few months. He was out of his mind.”
He said police responded to calls from the Browns’ house in the past.
Sergio’s brother, Nick, urged him to come home in a Facebook post, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“I want him to know that I love you and please come home,” Nick Brown wrote.
Sergio Brown is pictured coaching school children in London, England, as part of a Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Launch event on July 15, 2015.
He played in the NFL for six seasons, as a safety for New England, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Buffalo before retiring in 2016.