'American Idol' Contestant Commits Suicide
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:40:31
Paula Goodspeed, a 30-year-old American Idol contestant from season five, was found dead just a few doors down from Paul Abdul's Los Angeles home on Tuesday night. According to Reuters, police found prescription pills and Abdul photos/CDs in Goodspeed's car.
"It appears to be a suicide by overdose," LAPD Detective Robert Bub told Reuters.
"Goodspeed had not been seen since 11 p.m. Monday," Ross Bonfiglio, the public information officer for the Venture County Sheriff's Department, added. "Her family member thought that she might try to overdose. The family member relayed her psychiatric history including her Paula Abdul fixation."
The threat management unit of the LAPD was already investigating Goodspeed as a possible stalker case. In a statement released to ABCNews.com, Abdul had this to say about the whole situation: "I am deeply shocked and saddened at what transpired yesterday. My heart and prayers go out to her family."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff