The father "assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death."
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 5, 2021. It has since been updated.
Trigger Warning: This story discusses human trafficking and murder which may be disturbing to readers.
John Eisenman, 60, was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond. It's all because he murdered his daughter's 19-year-old boyfriend because he had sold her to a sex trafficking ring, reports NBC News.
In October 2020, Eisenman learned that his juvenile daughter had been sex trafficked in the Seattle area and "obtained information" that her boyfriend, 19-year-old Andrew Sorenson, was responsible. Thankfully, "Eisenman was able to rescue his daughter and get her back to the Spokane area in October 2020," a press release by the cops stated.
Though his daughter was safe and sound, he just couldn't get over what Sorenson had done. He wanted revenge. He waited for the perfect opportunity, and when he had it, he decided to strike.
Father arrested and charged with first degree murder after allegedly killing his daughter’s former boyfriend for selling her into sex trafficking ring. pic.twitter.com/ilVFN7eOs6— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) November 2, 2021
"In November 2020, Eisenman learned his daughter’s boyfriend was going to be at a location in Airway Heights, WA. Eisenman waited for the victim and confronted the 19-year-old as he arrived," the press release states. "During that encounter Eisenman abducted the victim, tying him up and placing 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."
Once he'd killed Sorenson, he drove the body to a remote area in North Spokane County and abandoned the car with the body still inside. For a year, no one knew what had happened. The car was abandoned and Eisenman was with his family. But the past does come back to haunt you, at some point.
The body went unnoticed for a year. Now a father says it was justice for his daughter https://t.co/6KWdNRilTj— The Independent (@Independent) November 3, 2021
A year later, in October 2021, the car was moved to Northeast Spokane, Washington, by a third party who had no idea what was in the car at the time. The abandoned car was parked near Dane Massie’s home for four days, and he noticed that his dogs kept running over to the Honda Accord, per Independent.
So, he and his friend decided to see what was in the car. As they approached, the men were met by an overwhelming stench. “It smelled like death,” Massie told local news station KXLY. He peeked into the car and saw that books and clothes were scattered all over. While Massie opened the hood of the car, his friend opened the trunk, and that's when he found the body. “He popped the trunk and went oh my god. I was like what,” Massie said. “There’s a dead body in here. I’m like, no way.”
The fact that Eisenman, who has no prior criminal records, didn't hesitate to murder someone who hurt his daughter shows just how far a parent is willing to go, to make sure their child is safe. Thankfully, he was able to rescue his daughter, but there are so many people who lose their beloved offspring and never see them again.
Cover Image Source: YouTube | 4 News Now (Spokane father accused of killing daughter’s alleged sex trafficker)