Man Linked to Holloway Case Dies in Attempted Attack

Florida man who said he helped bury Natalee Holloway dies in failed kidnapping

Man who claimed link to Natalee Holloway case killed in stabbing

Police said the 32-year-old crept up on the woman in her early 20's as she was getting into her auto this morning. The door on the passenger side was opened. She said she started to scream and Ludwick tried to put something in her mouth to quiet her and put a knife to her neck. She said she swung her right hand, which was holding the knife, backward in a downward motion in an attempt to escape. She went missing in Aruba back in 2005.

When a police officer arrived she would not come out of the home, fearing that Ludwick was nearby. Taylor said North Port Police was aware of Ludwick and added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had interviewed him.

"Eventually she broke loose from him".

Authorities also confirmed that Ludwick was the same man who made repeated claims that he helped dispose of Natalee Holloway's body by burning it in a cave when she disappeared during a class graduation trip in Aruba in May 2005.

Ludwick, 32, of Port Charlotte, Florida, was stabbed to death Tuesday as he tried to kidnap a woman from her vehicle, North Port police said. Ludwick said he was the best friend of Joran van der Sloot, Holloway's suspected killer.

In an appearance on the the Oxygen docuseries The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Madrigal and Ludwick had a curious association. Holloway was last seen at a bar in Aruba with van der Sloot.

Yet, at times Madrigal allowed Ludwick to live in his home.

"He then fled the area on foot", police wrote in a statement. "It's still a murder, no matter what. It wouldn't have happened if she didn't react by slapping him around calling him a murderer". "I don't believe that at all", said Alycia Hatfield.

Madrigal claims that both Ludwick and the other man were dating the victim. Ludwick defended his friend and said the victim in Peru should have been more careful when she realized who Van der Sloot was.

North Port police spokesperson Joshua Taylor told ABC News that Ludwick had once been the woman's roommate and at one time wanted a romantic relationship with her, but she turned him down.

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