Former NFL player Sergio Brown on Wednesday faced charges of his mother's death in Cook County court. Brown has been charged with first degree murder and concealment of a body.
It's believed Simmons-Brown was murdered on Sept. 14 after 6 p.m. "Cameras in the area captured the offender burning items in a firepit on the evening of September 14," said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jose Villarreal. "Police later found burnt fabric in this same firepit."
Investigators stated they found more evidence in Simmons-Brown's house. Prosecutors also mentioned, hours later Brown was online booking airline tickets. A one-way ticket to Cancun on September 15 at around 3 a.m.," ..... "An Uber driver drove Brown to the airport early on September 15, and he flew out of Chicago the same morning."
While in Mexico, Brown posted to Instagram - saying him being linked to his mother's death, was "fake news."
Brown's public defender said all the evidence from the prosecution is circumstantial. Brown was ordered detained.
"A search of victim's residence revealed suspect Ajax and cleaning products in the bathtub drain. The victim's iPad, credit cards and phone were missing, but her cigarettes were left behind."
"U.S. Customs and Border Patrol out of San Diego recovered victim's cell phone, iPad, and numerous credit and bank cards in victim's name from a bag that Brown was carrying allegedly.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Mexican authorities detained Brown and he was deported to San Diego. Brown claimed he was being kidnapped by authorities repeatedly while in flight. Another passenger caught it all on video.