Father accused of murdering daughter’s boyfriend, alleged sex trafficker

Posted at 1:26 PM, November 2, 2021 and last updated 12:49 PM, December 13, 2022

By Scripps National

SPOKANE, Wash. (SCRIPPS) — A man was arrested in Washington state for the murder of his daughter’s boyfriend, who was accused of selling her to a sex-trafficking ring, according to the Spokane Police Department.

The police department says its patrol officers located the body of the 19-year-old boyfriend in the trunk of a vehicle on Oct. 22 after reports were made about a foul odor emanating from car.

Over the course of an investigation, Spokane police identified 60-year-old John Eisenman as a suspect.

Police say Eisenman learned in October 2020 that his juvenile daughter was allegedly sold to a sex-trafficking organization in the Seattle area.

Eisenman obtained information that his daughter’s boyfriend may have been the one responsible for the sale, according to police.

“Eisenman was able to rescue his daughter and get her back to the Spokane area in October 2020,” wrote the department in a press release Monday.