A dad has been charged with first-degree murder for the alleged killing of his daughter’s boyfriend after discovering she was being sex trafficked by him.
Trigger Warning: This article contains some graphic details about injury and harm.
John Eisenman was charged with the murder of Aaron Sorensen after his body was found in the boot of an abandoned car.
The car was discovered in Spokane last month, though Eisenman, from Spokane, is believed to have killed Sorensen last November, Ladbible reports.
According to the outlet, a month prior to nineteen-year-old, Sorensen’s death, Eisenman discovered that the teen had sold his daughter to a sex trafficking ring in Seattle for $1,000.
Eisenman reportedly rescued his daughter before tracking down Sorensen, ambushing him and stabbing him to death.
In a statement, police explained: “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 car is said to have stayed in the countryside until somebody drove it and abandoned it on East Everett Avenue, where Sorensen’s body was later found after the group looked through the car.
The car is said to have belonged to Eisenman’s fiancée, Brenda Kross.
As per the Independent, Amber Hellmann told KHQ-TV that her boyfriend and a friend noticed that the car had been left, so decided to take a look inside.
“They were just looking around and for some reason, they decided to look in the trunk and all I hear is, ‘there’s a body,'” she said.
Eisenman is said to have told investigating police that the car was stolen in 2020.
Eisenman, who has no prior history of violence, is currently being held on a $1 million bond.