Former NFL player Sergio Brown officially charged in mother's death, set to appear in Maywood court

Former NFL player Sergio Brown arrived in the Chicago area on Tuesday and was officially charged with the murder of his mother.

He is set to appear in court for the first time on Wednesday in Maywood.

Brown was arrested on Oct. 10 in San Diego, weeks after his mother's body was discovered near an Illinois creek and he was reported missing.

Brown was re-entering the United States from Mexico when he was taken into custody by local and federal agencies for a warrant for first-degree murder issued for the death of his mother, 73-year-old Myrtle Brown.

The body of Myrtle Brown was found behind her west suburban home on Sept. 16.

Sergio Brown | Maywood PD

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, Myrtle Brown's death was ruled a homicide. The cause of death was multiple injuries resulting from an assault.

While he was still missing, Sergio posted a video on his Instagram page where he said he thought his mother was on vacation. He also made accusations against Maywood police and the FBI.

Sergio Brown is known for his NFL career that included stints with the New England Patriots, Colts, Jaguars, and Bills. He retired from professional football in 2016.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Maywood police at (708) 368-4131 or the police department's Anonymous Tip Line at (708) 450-1787.