Police in Florida say a man who once claimed to help bury the remains of a missing Alabama girl in Aruba was stabbed to death during a foiled kidnapping.
John Christopher Ludwick, 32, attempted to kidnap a woman Wednesday in her North Port driveway.
Police said the would-be fought back, and Ludwick was stabbed in the struggle. He ran, but officers found him in a wooded area. He died at a hospital.
Ludwick was a friend of Joran Van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 kidnapping of Natalee Holloway.
Van der Sloot is in prison now for an unrelated murder. North Port police say they've informed authorities involved in the Holloway case of Ludwick's death.