The fiancee of a man charged with the alleged killing of his daughter’s boyfriend after discovering she was being sex trafficked by him has said she is “proud” of 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.
The family has started to raise money for Eisenman’s legal fees and is said to have currently raised nearly half of the $100,000 goal.
The fundraising page reportedly says that Eisenman did what “most of us as parents would do.”
“This father did the unthinkable for some of us to save his little girl from an unspeakable life that causes long-term scars and years of emotional damage,” it reads. “He did what most of us as parents would do or think about doing in a situation like this, prior to this he had no violent offenses.
“Many are calling him a hero. I would like to do all we can as a community to help him be a free man and have his day in court to defend his honor and the honor of his daughter.”
And now, Eisenman fiancée, Brenda Kross, has spoken out about her partner’s arrest.
Kross spoke with local TV station KHQ where she described Eisenman as “selfless, very giving, loving and loyal.”
Kross also told the outlet that he is “the best father I could have ever had for my children.”
While adding she was very grateful for the support she has received, and that his actions are “something that a lot of men say they would do for their daughter.”
“I’m very proud of John and I’m blessed to have had him in my life and I want him back home,” she said.
Eisenman, who has no prior history of violence, is currently being held on a $1 million bond.