Yikes! Sad and shocking news to report on the Paula Abdul front today … police found the body of, what is being described as, an “extreme” “stalker” fan of Paula‘s in a van near her home here in SoCal yesterday evening. According to police, the family of this woman reported that she was missing and suggested that they look for her around Paula Abdul‘s home. Sure enough, police found the body of the woman very near Abdul‘s home (it is believed that she took her own life). Obvs, Paula was very “shocked” to learn of this apparent suicide near her home:
A woman, believed to have been a stalker, has been found dead outside a home in Sherman Oaks belonging to Paula Abdul, according to police. A spokesperson from the LAPD Van Nuys station says the woman was found dead inside a car around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 3800 block of Beverly Ridge Drive, yards from Abdul’s home. The woman may have died from a drug overdose, officials said. Police say it’s also possible she committed suicide. TMZ is reporting that officers have been to the house “numerous times before” to deal with the alleged stalker. Representatives for the American Idol judge told TMZ that they know who the woman is. The identity of the woman, in her 30s, was not immediately released. Capt. Jim Miller says the woman was infatuated with Abdul.
Wow! While this is very sad, it’s also very creepy. A spokesperson for Paula Abdul has released a statement about this incident:
A rep for Paula Abdul says the American Idol judge is “shocked and saddened” after a 30-year-old woman was found in a parked car outside her Los Angeles home on Tuesday. The rep tells Entertainment Tonight that they had known about the woman for “several years”; she was an extreme fan who “has issues,” the rep says. The woman’s car was found after 6 p.m. on Tuesday after the Los Angeles Police Department received a call. The cause of death may have been a drug overdose in an apparent suicide, according to TMZ.com. Abdul was working on Idol all day and returned home late in the evening after the scene had cleared.
Again, I say, Wow! This incident could’ve been much worse had this very unstable person turned her fatal attraction on Paula rather than on herself. I don’t even know what else to say … it’s all so tragic and very scary :(