A GoFund Me has raised more than $83,000 in less than 24 hours to bring home a Six Nations man who was murdered after a football game in Miami on Sunday, with donations continuing to pour in as of press time.
Six Nations community members, friends, family and people around the world are mourning the loss of Dylan Isaacs, 30, was shot just a few blocks away from the Hard Rock Stadium after a game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins on Jan.7.
Local and international condolences have been pouring in, as far away as Switzerland and the United Kingdom, mourning the senseless murder.
“This truly is sad news,” Six Nations Elected Chief Sherri-Lyn Hill said. “We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Isaacs was an employee at the band office since 2021, working as an archaeological community monitor on development projects within Six Nations traditional territory.
A GoFund Me was immediately set up to bring Isaacs home to Six Nations.
“The friends and family of Dylan Isaacs are looking for support of any kind as they go through this difficult time,” the GoFund Me reads.
“Currently they are looking to bring him home and make funeral arrangements after his senseless murder at the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills game Sunday January 7, 2024. Dylan was a Bills fan and spectator at the January 7th game when leaving the Hard Rock Stadium with his friends walking through traffic when a verbal argument ensued with an unknown male who tried to intentionally hit them with their vehicle, sped off and when Dylan and others ran after the vehicle, a male got out of his vehicle and shot Dylan. Despite police efforts to revive him, Dylan died from the gunshots.”
Isaacs is survived by his mother Sue and younger brother Bradyn.
“We are hoping to help Sue with funeral arrangements, burial and travel costs to Miami to bring her son home to Six Nations, Canada where he will [be] laid to rest,” the GoFund Me description said.
The GoFund Me was organized by community member Ashley Cooke who said the funds will be transferred to the family through Dylan’s aunt.
The Miami Gardens Police Department said in a press release they are investigating the murder and are offering a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the person responsible for Dylan’s murder.
Police said the homicide occurred around 11:52 p.m. when Isaacs was walking in the area of 19401 NW Ave., just a few blocks away from the stadium after the football game ended.
The hashtag #billsmafia – which refers to the fans of the Buffalo Bills – was trending on social media in the past few days as people around the world offered to chip in to help bring Isaacs home and support the family during this time.