John Ludwick claimed joran van der Sloot paid him $1,500 to dig Natalee Holloway ‘ s body in 2010
The authorities in southwest Florida said Wednesday that a man who claimed that he disposed of the missing teenager Natalee Holloway remains in Aruba, was fatally stabbed by a woman he tried to abduct.
The police in the North of the Harbor, about 60 miles south of Tampa, said the 32-year-old John Christopher Ludwick was pronounced dead at a local hospital after 7 hours in the morning, Researchers say Ludwick attacked the unidentified woman in her driveway and was stabbed in the ensuing struggle.
Authorities said Ludwick and his victim knew each other, but refused to work.
Natalee Holloway was declared legally dead in 2012, seven years after her disappearance.
Last year, Ludwick claimed that joran van der Sloot — the prime suspect in the disappearance of Holloway — paid him $1,500 to dig up her body in 2010, five years after the 18-year-old disappeared on the Dutch Caribbean island.
“The idea was to crush everything to the point where it was not recognizable as her bones or skull or something like that,” Ludwick said at the time. He added that Holloway’s skull was burned to eliminate any remaining hairs, fibers, saying: “It was doused with petrol in a fire in the cave.”
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Ludwick, the story was seen in “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” a miniseries that aired last September on the Oxygen network.
Holloway was declared legally dead in 2012. No one has ever been charged in connection with her disappearance. Van der Sloot is currently serving 28 year sentence in a Peruvian prison for the unrelated 2010 murder of a young woman in his Lima hotel room.
“We are aware of Mr. Ludwick the history and comments surrounding the disappearance of Natalee Ann Holloway on Aruba in May of 2005,” North Point Police spokesman Josh Taylor mentioned. “The proper authorities who are working in that case have been notified. Our research in this local case is underway.”
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