Man charged in murder of 7-year-old Ky. girl

Courtesy: Facebook/Doolin family via WKRN

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) – A 38-year-old man was arrested in the murder of a young girl in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police said Friday that Timmy Madden is now facing charges in Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin’s death.

The 7-year-old was found dead in a small stream of water behind Allen County Scottsville High School last Saturday during a little league game. Her death was ruled a homicide two days later.

A source confirmed to News 2 that Madden is a local father of five children and attended high school with victim’s father, who is the same age. The source also said he was sitting near the family that night.

His charges have yet to be released.

The cause of Gabbi’s death wasn’t immediately known. The investigation is ongoing.

South Warren High School in Bowling Green is having a pink-out for Gabbi at Friday’s game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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