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Man Who Claimed He Helped Dispose Of Natalee Holloway Killed While Kidnapping Woman
John Ludwick was allegedly stabbed by his ex-roommate after he tried to kidnap her.
The man who claimed to have disposed of missing teen Natalee Holloway’s remains on Oxygen’s "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” is dead. He was allegedly stabbed to death Tuesday while attempting to kidnap a woman from her car in South Florida.
John Christopher Ludwick, 32, recently claimed he helped Joran van der Sloot get rid of Holloway’s body in Aruba. He said van der Sloot paid him for his assistance in digging up and discarding the body of Holloway, who went missing five years earlier at age 18. On episode 5 of the Oxygen original, Ludwick said he and van der Sloot disposed of Natalee’s remains in a cave in 2010.
Van der Sloot has always been the prime suspect in connection with her disappearance. He has never been charged to due to a lack of evidence but he is serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores whom van der Sloot is convicted of murdering five years to the day of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.
This week, Ludwick seemed to find himself in a deadly situation again. This time it happened in North Port, a city in Florida's Sarasota County. North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor described how Ludwick allegedly attacked his female ex-roommate.
"He essentially ambushed her getting out of her car, going into her home," Taylor said, according to CBS News, adding that Ludwick was carrying a knife. The woman was able to get the knife out of Ludwick’s possession, according to Taylor. Police said she stabbed him in the abdomen and he fled on foot. Later, he was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The woman will not be criminally charged, according to Taylor.
"From every ounce of evidence we have so far, she was a victim in this case," he told CBS News.