The man who said he helped Natalee Holloway’s purported killer help dispose of her body has been stabbed to death in Florida.
The North Port Police Department announced in a Facebook post that John Christopher Ludwick, 32, of Port Charlotte, was stabbed to death during a kidnapping attempt. Ludwick had allegedly attempted to kidnap a young female as she was exiting her vehicle in her driveway. During a struggle, the woman stabbed Ludwick and he fled the scene on foot.
Ludwick was later discovered injured and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased man reportedly knew the woman he was attempting kidnap. She has not yet been identified.
North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor told ABC News that Ludwick had once been the woman’s roommate and at one time wanted a romantic relationship with her, but she turned him down.
“He essentially ambushed her getting out of her car, going into her home,” Taylor said, adding that the woman is not expected to face charges.
“From every ounce of evidence we have so far, she was a victim in this case,” he told the news stataion. “We have nothing to say otherwise right now.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ludwick had claimed to be a friend of Joran van der Sloot, the man believed to be the last person to see Natalee Holloway alive before the 18-year-old disappeared while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba in May 2005. Ludwick claimed that van der Sloot paid him $1,500 to dig up Natalee’s remains at a residential property in Aruba and dispose of them elsewhere, in an unknown location.
In an appearance on the the Oxygen docuseries The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Ludwick claimed that he witnessed van der Sloot crush Holloway’s remains and burn her skull. The remains have not been discovered.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide updates when more information is available.
[Feature image: Natalee Holloway/Facebook]