The police have arrested a man who allegedly killed his daughter’s boyfriend for selling her to a s3x trafficking ring.
John Eisenman, 60, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after the body of a 19-year-old man was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Spokane, Washington, last month.
Police said in October 2020 Eisenman discovered his underage daughter was allegedly sold to a s3x-trafficking organisation in the Seattle area and that her boyfriend, Aaron Sorenson, may have been responsible for the sale.
Following the discovery, the dad was able to rescue his daughter and bring her back home to Spokane, officers explained in a Facebook post.
father and daughter
But in November 2020, Eisenman abducted her daughter’s partner after finding out he was going to be at an address in Airway Heights – about nine miles west of Spokane.
He drove there and waited for the 19-year-old, tying him up and placing him in the trunk of a vehicle when he arrived.
Police said: “Eisenman subsequently assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death.
“After the homicide, Eisenman drove the vehicle to a remote area in North Spokane County and abandoned the car with the body still inside.”
The car remained in the countryside location until it was moved last month by someone who then left it on East Everett Avenue.
Officials said they do not believe that the person who drove the vehicle knew there was a corpse in the trunk.
But after the vehicle was abandoned, some people who were searching through it discovered the body of the man.
Amber Hellmann said her boyfriend and another friend went to look at the car after noticing it had been in the area for some time.
She told KHQ-TV: “They were just looking around and for some reason, they decided to look in the trunk and all I hear is, ‘there’s a body’.”
Eisenman – who had no previous convictions – was taken into custody by law enforcement, police said.
He is being held on a $1 million bond at Spokane County Jail in Washington.
An investigation into the case is ongoing.