In a shocking revelation, the death of Myrtle Brown, mother of former NFL star Sergio Brown, has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Myrtle Brown died from multiple injuries resulting from an assault. The tragic discovery of her unresponsive body was made near a creek at the back of her residence, just days after both she and her son were reported missing.

Sergio Brown, who last played for the Buffalo Bills, and his mother were reported missing on Saturday. Authorities were promptly alerted, leading to a search operation in the vicinity of Myrtle's residence. The discovery of her lifeless body has left the community in shock. Kevin Grayer, a neighbor, remembered Myrtle as a "lovely lady" who was "soft-spoken, outgoing, and always on the go." He added, "Her personality was just wonderful."

The last known sighting of the Browns was on September 14. A local resident provided the police with video footage from his Ring doorbell camera, capturing their presence. Sheila Simmons, Myrtle's sister, expressed her anguish and confusion over the sudden disappearance of her sibling. She recounted their last conversation on Thursday and voiced her concerns about Myrtle's uncharacteristic silence. "It's not normal for my sister to not answer her phone, not to respond to text messages," she said. The grim discovery of her sister's body, less than 100 yards from her home, has left Sheila and the family devastated.

As the investigation continues, Sergio Brown remains missing, intensifying concerns for his safety. Nick Brown, Sergio's brother, took to Instagram to share his grief and memories of their mother. In a heartfelt post, he wrote, "Thank you, everyone, for all of your outreach, help, love, and condolences. It's a sad but hopeful time, and we will all get through this together." Recalling his mother's words, Nick mentioned, "Mom always told me, 'tough times don't last,' and our last conversation about tough times being temporary is my beacon of hope."

In his plea for his brother's safe return, Nick urged, "If anyone knows where [Sergio] is I want him to know that I love you and please come home." He also requested the public to refrain from approaching their property due to the ongoing investigation by the Maywood Police Department. Anyone with information about Sergio's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Maywood Police Department.

The tragic circumstances surrounding Myrtle Brown's death and the mysterious disappearance of Sergio Brown have left many unanswered questions. As the investigation unfolds, the community and the Brown family hope for clarity and justice.