Former NFL star Sergio Brown has reportedly gone “missing” after police found the body of his dead mother in an Illinois creek.
According to the Maywood Police Department, 73-year-old Myrtle Brown’s body was dumped in the water after she had been murdered.
On Saturday, family members reported to the police that they couldn’t find or make contact with Myrtle Brown.
Her son, 35-year-old Sergio Brown, was also uncontactable.
Following the report, a missing persons search was launched.
Myrtle Brown’s body was found in Addison Creek near her home on Saturday.
She was the victim of an assault and her death was ruled a homicide, officials revealed.
Now, police are on a desperate hunt for the ex-NFL player.
Sergio Brown played in the NFL for seven seasons for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Buffalo Bills.
Police are now investigating what has happened to him and his mother.
“I’m not waiting another hour. Please share!” Nick Brown, son of Myrtle and Brother of Sergio, said in a social-media post.
“If you see them or one of them please let me know or the Maywood Police Office know.”
Nick has shared that same post two more times on Facebook since the family was initially reported missing.
Myrtle Brown’s sister, Sheila Simmons, told WGN that the last time she spoke to her sister was on Thursday, September 14.
It wasn’t until around 3 am Saturday morning that Simmons received the call that her sister and nephew were missing.
Simmons soon showed up at the house the two shared together and felt that things were “out of the ordinary.”
“We’re going to find out what happened because it’s not normal for my sister to not answer her phone, not to respond to text messages,” Simmons told WGN TV News.
“People have been reaching out to her since Friday.
“No one was able to reach her.
“Now, I got the call this morning saying that she’s missing, so immediately I came out here and find out my sister is dead.”
Simmons reportedly scoured the creek behind the house with police when she initially arrived, but didn’t find anything.
It wasn’t until later when she and other family members went back to search, they found Myrtle’s dead body in the Addison Creek Reservoir outside of Chicago.
After an examination of the body on Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled her death a homicide.
The coroner concluded she suffered assault-related injuries.
Maywood Police are still searching for Sergio, who played for five different NFL teams before he retired in 2016.
Members of the family told WGN TV News they haven’t heard a word from Sergio.
Sergio played for the University of Notre Dame before he moved on and pursued his career in the NFL.
He signed as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots as a safety in 2010.
As he parted ways with the team in 2012, he then moved on and played for the Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Buffalo Bills.
The Maywood Police Department is currently trying to find Sergio and asks if anyone has seen him, to contact them immediately at their Investigations or anonymous tip line phone numbers.
Other social media users have shared Sergio’s missing person poster in an effort to find him.
He was last seen with his mom on August 25 as they left their home to go to a family reunion in Mississippi that they never showed up to.