The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has identified onetime American Idol contestant Paula Goodspeed as the female fan found dead in front of Paula Abdul's home Tuesday evening. E! News has exclusively learned that the tragic incident was not Goodspeed's first attempt at reencountering the TV judge.
Sources say that the 30-year-old Goodspeed had been stalking Abdul for the past 17 years. Her obsession led her to twice auditioning to appear on American Idol, including her now-infamous, Simon Cowell-maligned 2006 audition in Austin.
Goodspeed's death Tuesday night, which police suspect was a suicide, was not her first house call to Abdul's Sherman Oaks abode.
Sources tell E! News that two or three months ago, Goodspeed tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pills outside the residence.