Football player, 29, dies after being assaulted in brawl at Oxnard High School in California, as his devastated family raises nearly $25,000 for funeral expenses via GoFundMe page
- Misael Sanchez was assaulted on July 10 in an incident in California
- Oxnard Police say Sanchez died in the early hours of Monday July 25
- A GoFundMe page for funeral expenses raised almost $5,000 more than expected
A football player has died two weeks after being assaulted during a fight between players and spectators at Oxnard High School in California.
Misael Sanchez, 29, was, according to Oxnard Police, assaulted by multiple people when a fight broke out on July 10.
Police said in a statement that he died early Monday morning and an autopsy would determine the cause of his death.
Misael Sanchez, 29, died nearly two weeks after being assaulted during a fight between players and spectators at a soccer game in California
A Go Fund Me page to help cover funeral expenses is nearly $5,000 more than expected
His family started a GoFundMe page cover the cost of his funeral.
They aimed to raise $20,000, but at the time of writing they have raised almost $25,000.
They wrote in a statement on the page: “It is with heavy hearts to share the passing of our beloved son, Misael Sanchez.
“My family are heartbroken and still in disbelief as we expected a bright future for him. Misael was assaulted by multiple assailants on July 10, 2022 and left in critical condition.
“We weren’t ready for this kind of goodbye. At this time, we ask for your prayers, and if you can contribute financially, it will be greatly appreciated. Donations will help the family through this difficult time.
“Thank you for the love, support and prayers.”
Oxnard Police are still looking for witnesses and have encouraged people to provide information anonymously.