“I am deeply shocked and saddened about what transpired yesterday,” Abdul said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “My heart and prayers go out to her family.”
The self-identified "really big fan" of Abdul got to meet the former pop star when she auditioned for "American Idol" in 2006. Goodspeed's rendition of "Proud Mary" and the drawings she's been doing of Abdul since childhood made her the focus of a nearly 4-minute feature on the hit show.
Police received a call from Goodspeed's parents saying their daughter was missing and adding that as she "had an unnatural obsession" with Abdul, they might want to look for her at the star's home. Police sources told TMZ that they have been called to Abdul's home "numerous times before" to deal with Goodspeed.
Police spokeswoman Julianne Sohn says officers responded to a call about 6 p.m. Tuesday and arrived in the Sherman Oaks area to find the body. The car in which she was found bears the license plate "ABL LV" and a photo of Abdul hung from the rearview mirror, reported TMZ.