The father of an underage girl in Washington whose boyfriend allegedly sold her to a sex trafficking ring is under arrest and accused of killing the man, police said.
According to KIRO-TV, John Eisenman, 60, told authorities he found out in October 2020 that his daughter’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Aaron Sorenson, sold her into forced prostitution for $1,000.
Eisenman then traveled to Seattle to rescue the girl, and the two returned to Spokane, where her family lives.
The following month, police believe, Eisenman found out Sorenson was to be in Airway Heights, a town near Spokane, and he allegedly confronted him, bound his wrists and ankles with plastic restraints, taped his mouth and put him into the trunk of a 1991 Honda Accord, The Spokesman-Review reported, citing court documents.
Eisenman then allegedly pummeled Sorenson’s head with a cinder block, and holes in the man's clothing appeared to show he was fatally stabbed in the stomach. Sorenson’s body was left his body in the car in North Spokane County, the court documents state.
An official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.
Nearly a year passed before an unkonwn person drove the car to Spokane and ditched it on a street. Police believe the person who brought the car to the city was unaware of the Sorenson’s remains in the trunk.
Sorenson's body was discovered after people began looking through the abandoned car, noted a foul smell and opened up the trunk.
Officers discovered the car, which was covered in mold on the inside, was registered to Brenda Kross, but they were unable to get in touch with her, according to court documents. When police went to Kross’s home, her fiancé, Eisenman, answered the door and claimed the vehicle was stolen last year, the records show.
Law enforcement received a tip from the couple’s neighbor who allegedly told them Eisenman divulged details about how Sorenson died that, the documents state, only the person who murdered Sorenson would know.\
On Oct. 29, police arrested Eisenman and charged him with first-degree murder after he allegedly confessed to the crime. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
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