A father in the US brutally killed his daughter’s teenage boyfriend and left his body to rot inside a car for almost a year for selling her into a sex-trafficking ring, police in Washington state have revealed.

According to detectives, after learning the shocking news about his daughter, John Eisenman, 60, repeatedly stabbed 19-year-old Aaron Sorenson before stuffing his body inside a car.


According to a police press release, the boyfriend’s rotting remains were discovered in the boot of an abandoned car in Spokane, a city in eastern Washington state, last month. The victim, according to investigators, was murdered in November 2020.

They claimed that Eisenman discovered in October of that year that Sorenson had sex-trafficked his young daughter into Seattle for US$1000 (NZ$1404). That month, he was able to rescue the girl from the city and bring her back to Spokane.

“In November 2020, Eisenman discovered that his daughter’s boyfriend would be at a location in Airway Heights, WA,” police said in a statement.


“Eisenman waited for the victim and confronted him as he approached.”

“During that encounter, Eisenman kidnapped the victim, tying him up and placing him in the trunk of a car. Eisenman then assaulted the victim, hitting him in the head with a cinder block and stabbing him repeatedly, killing him.”

After the murder, Eisenman drove the vehicle to a remote area in North Spokane County and abandoned it with the body still inside.


“The vehicle remained at that location until it was moved by a third party and driven to Spokane in October 2021,” police said.

Officials believe that person had no idea there was a body in the back.

When people began searching through the vehicle, they discovered the body.

Amber Hellmann stated that her boyfriend and another friend noticed the car had been there 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 KHQ-TV.

According to police, Eisenman was arrested and surrendered to officers without incident.

He had no recent violent criminal history prior to his arrest.

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