According to police, a father in Washington state killed his daughter’s 19-year-old boyfriend for selling her into a sex trafficking ring.
Last month, the boyfriend’s remains were discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car on East Everett Avenue in Spokane, according to police. The victim, according to investigators, was murdered in November 2020.
John Eisenman, 60, the girl’s father, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond. He was not listed as having an attorney.
According to the press release, Eisenman discovered his juvenile daughter had been sex trafficked in the Seattle area in October 2020 and “obtained information” that her boyfriend was responsible.
Eisenman was able to save his daughter and return her to Spokane within a month, according to police.
Eisenman drove to Airway Heights after learning that his daughter’s boyfriend was going to be there, and he waited for the 19-year-old to arrive.
“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,” police said. “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 remained in the remote area until it was driven to Spokane and abandoned on East Everett Avenue last month. After people began rummaging through the abandoned vehicle, the remains were discovered.
Amber Hellmann said her boyfriend and a friend were outside working when they noticed the car had been abandoned on their street for some time.
“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 told NBC affiliate KHQ-TV of Spokane.
Authorities believe the person who moved the car was unaware that there was a body in the trunk.
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