Man Who Claimed He Was Accomplice In Natalee Holloway Slaying Is Fatally Stabbed
Cops say John Ludwick was accosting a woman when she used his own knife to defend herself.
A man who claims to have been an accomplice in the 2005 murder of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway in Aruba was fatally stabbed this week.
Cops in Florida announced Wednesday that John Christopher Ludwick, 32, was killed while accosting a woman in the city of North Port.
Per North Port PD, Ludwick attempted to kidnap a young woman as she exited her vehicle in her driveway. According to CBS News, police say the two knew each other.
As a struggle ensued, cops say the woman was able to wrestle a knife from Ludwick, who was stabbed in the abdomen.
"He then fled the area on foot," police wrote in a statement. "He was found nearby suffering from the stab wounds."
After being transported by air, Ludwick was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police believe the female was a victim said she won't face criminal charges.
Ludwick made headlines in The Oxygen Network's "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," series in which he said he helped Joran van der Sloot dispose of the body of Alabama high schooler Holloway.
Neither Ludwick nor van der Sloot were ever charged in Holloway's death.
Holloway's remains were never found. In the Oxygen series, Ludwick claimed van der Sloot paid him $1,500 to dig up the teen's and cremate them.
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