A Washington state father was arrested on Friday as authorities say he killed his daughter’s boyfriend after allegedly learning he sold her into a sex trafficking ring.
On Oct. 22, Spokane police officers received calls about an abandoned vehicle in a residential area and nearby park “with a foul odor” coming from it, the department said in a statement. Investigators soon confirmed their were human remains in the car which belonged to a 19-year-old male, identified by the Spokesman-Review as Andrew Sorensen. On Oct. 29, officers arrested 60-year-old John Eisenman, charging him with first-degree murder.
Authorities said Eisenman reportedly learned in October 2020 that his daughter had been sold into a sex trafficking ring around Seattle, and Sorensen, identified as the boyfriend of the daughter “may have been the one responsible for her sale.”
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Later that month, Eisenman was able to rescue his daughter and get her back into the Spokane area.
The following month, Eisenman learned Sorensen would be in the city of Airway Heights, just west of Spokane. Sorensen was then confronted by Eisenman as he arrived at the location.
During the confrontation, police said Eisenman abducted Sorensen by tying him up then putting him in the truck of a vehicle before allegedly killing him.
“Eisenman subsequently assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death,” the Spokane Police Department said.
After the victim’s death, police said Eisenman drove and left the vehicle, with the body still inside, in a remote area in a northern part of Spokane County. The car remained there for nearly a year until someone who police said was not aware of a body in the car moved the car in October to the location police found it at.
Authorities said Sorensen’s body, which was zip-tied and had tape over his mouth according to the Spokesman-Review, was only discovered after people began to rummage through the unlocked car and take items from it.
Eisenman appeared in court on Monday and is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
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