Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Paula Goodspeed, who died of a possible drug overdose/suicide last night, overdosed in the exact same area around one year ago.
We're told cops were called to Paula Abdul's house -- either late last year or early this year -- and found Goodspeed inside her car, unconscious from a drug overdose.
Sources say Goodspeed suffered from "extreme mental illness" that spun out of control in the last two years.
Goodspeed, who was obsessed with Abdul, frightened the "A.I." judge -- LAPD's Threat Management division took the case and there was an active investigation. We're told lots of people tried to get Goodspeed help, but it was all to no avail.
Abdul's Obsessed Fan OD'd There Before
11/12/2008 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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