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John Eisenman: Dad kills daughter's boyfriend who sold her to sex racket, hailed hero

John Eisenman had no violent criminal history before this incident
John Eisenman has been booked into Spokane County Jail for first degree murder (@SaycheeseDGTL/Twitter)
John Eisenman has been booked into Spokane County Jail for first degree murder (@SaycheeseDGTL/Twitter)

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: A father who allegedly rescued his daughter from sex traffickers and brutally killed the man who he believed sold his daughter into sex slavery, his being called a 'hero' on social media. In a press release issued on Monday, November 1, the Spokane Police Department said the remains of a 19-year-old man had been discovered, who was possibly 60-year-old John Eisenman's daughter's former boyfriend. The man's body was found stuffed in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle.

"On 10-22-21 SPD patrol officers responded to the area of 1800 E Everett regarding an abandoned vehicle with a foul odor emanating from it. SPD patrol officers spoke with several individuals who indicated they believed the body of a deceased person was located in the trunk; SPD officers verified human remains were contained within the vehicle," City of Spokane Police Department wrote on Facebook. "Spokane Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives worked diligently to solve the complex case. The victim was identified as a 19-year-old male, and on 10-29-21, 60-year-old John Eisenman was arrested for 1st degree murder."


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"In October 2020 Eisenman learned his juvenile daughter was allegedly sold to a sex-trafficking organization in the Seattle area. Eisenman obtained information his daughter’s boyfriend (the deceased) may have been the one responsible for her sale. Eisenman was able to rescue his daughter and get her back to the Spokane area in October 2020," the post added. "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. 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."

The post further said after committing the murder, Eisenman drove to a remote area in North Spokane County, where he abandoned the vehicle with the body still inside it. "The vehicle remained at that location until it was moved in October 2021 by a 3rd-party and driven to Spokane. At this point it is not believed the 3rd-party knew the body was in the trunk. The vehicle, with the body still in the trunk, was abandoned at the Everett location. While parked on Everett, individuals were rummaging through the car and taking items when they made the gruesome discovery," the post read.

Eisenman has been taken into custody by law enforcement. The homicide reportedly took place in Airway Heights, and hence the Airway Heights Police also helped SPD in the investigation. They will remain involved in the case as it progresses. Eisenman had no recent criminal history before this incident, nor did he have any violent criminal history. He has now been booked into Spokane County Jail for first-degree murder.

In the comment section of the Facebook post, people hailed Eisenman as a hero, justifying his crime. "This guy is a hero, how many other daughters did he save other than just his own. Petition for his release, where do I sign," a user commented. "I see nothing wrong here-except with the boyfriend selling a woman into slavery," one user wrote, while another said, "I see no reason to arrest him. I would do the same for my daughter. How many lives did this man save? Give him a medal!!!".