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Father Charged With Killing Daughter's Boyfriend Who Allegedly Sold Her To Sex Trafficking Ring

John Eisenman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Andrew Sorensen, who he has alleged sold his daughter to a sex trafficking ring for $1,000.

By Constance Johnson
Dad Accused Of Murdering Daughter's Alleged Sex Trafficker

A 60-year-old father in Washington State has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter’s alleged sex trafficker and boyfriend.

The body of Andrew Sorensen, 19, was discovered last month in the trunk of a car in Spokane. He had been missing since November of 2020.

John Eisenman found out in October of last year that his teenage daughter was allegedly sold to a sex trafficking ring in Seattle for $1,000 by Sorensen, according to KIRO.

Eisenman, along with his fiancee, was able to rescue his daughter and return her to Spokane, according to police.

Then in November, Eisenman learned that Sorensen was going to be in Airway Heights, Washington. He waited for Sorensen and confronted him when he arrived, authorities said.

Police said Eisenman abducted the victim, tied him up and put him in the trunk of a 1991 green Honda Accord, the Spokesman-Review reported, citing court documents.

He later hit him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death, according to police.  

Police said Eisenman drove the vehicle to a remote area in North Spokane County and abandoned the car with the body still inside.

It remained there until it was moved in October of this year by a third party and driven to Spokane, where it was later abandoned.

Police said that individual was unaware that the body was in the trunk.                                          

“Individuals were rummaging through the car and taking items when they made the gruesome discovery,” police said.

Officers opened the trunk and discovered the body inside, which was later identified as Sorensen.

His ankles and hands were bound with zip ties and his mouth was covered with tape, the Spokesman Review reported, citing court documents.

Puncture marks on his clothes indicated that he had been stabbed several times, the paper reported.

The car was registered to Eisenman’s fiancée, Brenda Kross.

Police tried to reach Kross, but her phone was not accepting calls.

They later visited her home. Eisenman answered the door. He told police the car had been stolen about a year earlier, according to the paper.

A short time later, a neighbor told police that Eisenman had confessed to killing someone and putting the body in the trunk of a car, the paper reported.

He allegedly revealed details of the crime that only someone involved would know, the paper reported citing court documents.

Eisenman was arrested on Friday and appeared in court on Monday.

He is being held in the Spokane County Jail on a $ 1 million bond. Eisenman has no criminal history or record of violence, according to police.

Hundreds of messages of support were left on the Facebook page of the Spokane Police Department.

One person wrote: “Seems like he did a public service.”

Another posted: “I hope this guy gets the best attorney possible and gets time serve.”

But not everyone was supportive.

“I get it. And I’d be furious too if I were in dad’s shoes. But it’s not his responsibility to take it upon himself to kill someone that hasn’t been accused of a crime much less arrested and charged. Vigilantism isn’t what a civil society is built upon.”