Spokane Police arrest second suspect in 2020 murder of 19-year-old

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police arrested a woman, suspected of being a second suspect in the murder of a teenager who was killed in November 2020.

Police arrested 54-year-old Brenda Kross on Wednesday and charged her with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Andrew Sorensen.

Sorensen’s body was found nearly a year ago in the trunk of a vehicle. The father of Sorenson’s girlfriend, John Eisenman, was charged with first-degree murder in October 2021. Detectives believe Kross was also involved in the crime.

Kross was booked into Spokane County Jail and is being held on a $1 million bond. She has one prior felony conviction.

Investigators believe that Eisenman abducted Sorenson, tied him up, placed him in the trunk, and assaulted him but stabbing and striking him. Investigators also say the car was moved to a remote area in North Spokane and was abandoned with the body still inside.

The car was driven to Spokane and parked at 1800 E Everett in October of 2021. The body was discovered by two witnesses and police were notified.

Eisenman also remains in Spokane County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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