Thirteen years after the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, 32-year-old John Ludwick, who claimed in 2017 that he was paid by prime suspect Joran Van der Sloot to dispose of Natalee’s remains, was stabbed to death by Emily Heistand. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story Dr. Phil won’t believe?
Emily Heistand, a 23-year-old from Florida claims that at the time of his death, in March 2018, Ludwick had been stalking and harassing her for months.
“He was devoted to making me be with him,” she says, claiming that Ludwick once offered her $500 just to perform a sex act. She says she always turned him down.
Emily, who describes Ludwick as “delusional,” claims he ambushed and attempted to kidnap her at knifepoint outside her home. She says she wrestled the weapon away from him, then stabbed him in the abdomen. Ludwick ran and later died of his injuries.
Several months earlier, Emily says she met Ludwick through a mutual friend named Gabriel and admits they did “hang out” sometimes at the home the two men shared. But, she claims the longer she knew him – the more frightened of him she became. She says that after knowing him just a few months, Ludwick began telling her about his claimed role in covering up the missing Holloway’s death.
“I was just kind of creeped out after that and wanted to stay away from him,” says Emily. Watch the video above in which Ludwick describes how the friendship he claimed to have had with Joran Van der Sloot began. Then check here to learn where you can watch the rest of this Dr. Phil
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