A Washington state father was arrested for allegedly killing a man who he claimed had sex-trafficked his teenage daughter.
John Eisenman, 60, of Spokane, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Andrew Sorensen — whose rotting body was found in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle on Oct. 22, police in Spokane said Monday.
Cops said Eisenman learned back in October 2020 that his underage daughter was sold into a Seattle-area sex-trafficking ring, apparently by Sorensen, her then-boyfriend.
He was able to rescue the girl and bring her back to Spokane, police said.
A month later, the dad allegedly confronted Sorensen and abducted him, by tying him up and putting him in the trunk of a car.
“Eisenman subsequently assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death,” cops wrote in a statement.
Officers only discovered Sorensen’s corpse after Spokane residents reported an abandoned car on their street that was covered in mold and emitting a foul odor, The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday.
The vehicle apparently belonged to Eisenman fiancé, Brenda Kross, the report said.
Inside, was a man with his ankles and hands bound, tape over his mouth and multiple puncture marks on his clothing, according to the article.
Eisenman opened the door when police tried to contact Kross, the registered owner of the 1991 green Honda Accord, and told cops the car had been stolen in 2020, the Spokesman-Review reported.
Kross later reportedly explained to investigators that the couple’s underage daughter had been sex trafficked by Sorensen, and she and Eisenman drove to Seattle to rescue her last year.
A neighbor contacted police and told them that Eisenman had admitted to killing someone and hiding their body in the trunk of a car, the article said.
Eisenman admitted under questioning to confronting Sorensen last November and killing him, according to the report.
He was arrested Friday and held on $1 million bond.