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

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. 
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.

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.

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

UPDATE 2: We have identified 32-year-old John Christopher Ludwick (05/29/1985) of Port Charlotte as the man who died as...

Posted by North Port Police Department on Wednesday, March 14, 2018