A man in Washington state said he killed his daughter’s boyfriend for selling her to a sex trafficking ring, NBC News reports.
According to a press release published by police this Monday, the boyfriend’s remains were discovered in the trunk of a car last month. Investigators say he was killed in November 2020.
John Eisenman, 60, was charged with first-degree murder of 19-year-old Andrew Sorenson and is being held on a $1 million bond. He told police that Sorenson sold his daughter to a sex trafficking ring in Seattle for $1,000 in the fall of 2020, and that he drove across the state and rescued the girl.
From NBC News:
Police said Eisenman learned in October 2020 that his juvenile daughter had been sex trafficked in the Seattle area and “obtained information” that her boyfriend was responsible, according to the press release.
Eisenman was able to rescue his daughter and get her back to Spokane that same month, police said.
When the father learned that his daughter’s boyfriend was going to be at a location in Airway Heights, Eisenman drove there and waited for the 19-year-old to arrive.
Police say that when Eisenman spotted the boyfriend, he abducted him, tied him up, and placed him in the trunk of a vehicle.
“Eisenman subsequently assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death,” police said. “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 boyfriend’s remains were discovered when people started rummaging through the abandoned car.
[With additional reporting from KXLY]