• Man who claimed he buried Natalee Holloway killed trying to kidnap woman

    By: Kelly Healey

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    NORTH PORT, Fla. - A man who once claimed he helped bury the remains of missing Alabama girl, Natalee Holloway, has died after he was stabbed during a foiled kidnapping in North Port, which is south of Siesta Key.

     

    John Christopher Ludwick, 32, tried to kidnap a woman Wednesday as she left her driveway on Wesley Lane in North Port, police said.

     

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    Officers said she fought back and Ludwick was stabbed in the struggle. He ran, but officers found him in a wooded area on South Biscayne Drive between Coco Solo Avenue and Herbison Avenue. 

     

    Photos: John Christopher Ludwick

     

    Ludwick died at a hospital.

     

    Holloway disappeared in 2005 on a post-high school trip to Aruba, and her disappearance has remained a mystery as no one has been charged.

     

    Watch: What you need to know about Natalee Holloway

     

    Ludwick was a friend of Joran Van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the Holloway case. Holloway was last seen with Van der Sloot at a bar in Aruba.

     

    Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for killing student Stephany Flores on the fifth anniversary of Holloway’s disappearance in 2010.

     

    John Christopher Ludwick - A man who once claimed he helped bury the remains of missing Alabama girl, Natalee Holloway, has died after he was stabbed during a foiled kidnapping in North Port, which is south of Siesta Key.
    Natalee Holloway disappeared in 2005 on a post-high school trip to Aruba, and her disappearance has remained a mystery as no one has been charged.

     

    North Port police said they've informed authorities involved in the Holloway case of Ludwick's death.

     

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