11/12/2008 at 04:55 PM EST
The former American Idol
hopeful found dead
in an apparent suicide near Paula Abdul
's home had been causing "a disturbance" there for several years, LAPD Capt. James Miller tells PEOPLE.
"Our station has been called to respond to Paula Abdul's house on multiple occasions over the last several years concerning Ms. Goodspeed," Miller says. "The last time our officers had contact with Goodspeed was in July."
There were no court records of a restraining order against Goodspeed.
"I can't say whether Ms. Abdul was directly harassed," Miller adds. "Ms. Goodspeed had been causing enough of a disturbance [to have police called]."
Five months after her failed Idol appearance
, Goodspeed wrote on her MySpace page about her notoriety:
"It's very hard reading such awful things being written about yourself.....or hearing things being said..... not like alot of people would understand what it's like having so many haters," she wrote, "just because I made the mistake of trying out for a singing competition before I was even ready vocally, emotionally and physically."
She added: "I have to believe there is something good about me."
Who's your Favorite Star Under 35? PEOPLE.com and the People's Choice Awards are counting your votes! Click here to vote now!RELATED GALLERY:
2005: Paula finally ends her battle with chronic pain