A Washington father has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly taking revenge on his daughter’s boyfriend for selling her to sex traffickers.
The body of 19-year-old Andrew Sorensen was found in an abandoned vehicle in Spokane in October. He had been stabbed repeatedly and his hands were bound with zip ties. The car, it turns out, was registered to Brenda Kross, the fiancée of John Eisenman.
Eisenman told the police that the car had been reported stolen in 2020, but when Kross was questioned, she mentioned that they had previously had to rescue their underage daughter after she had been sold into a sex trafficking ring in Seattle — allegedly by Sorensen, her then-boyfriend.
That connection, plus a tip from a neighbor that Eisenman had admitted to killing someone, led to his arrest.
After he was in custody, the furious father admitted to killing Sorensen a year prior and abandoning the car with his body stuffed in the trunk.
“…Eisenman abducted the victim, tying him up and placing him the trunk of a vehicle,” reads a statement from police. “Eisenman subsequently assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death.”
Apparently, someone recently took the vehicle from where it had been abandoned and left it on a residential street, which eventually prompted a group of people to look through it. They ultimately called the police once they realized a body was present.
Despite the crime, some people online are showing support for Eisenman.
Eisenman is currently being held on a $1 million bond.