Homicide

The Latest: Arrest made in death of 7-year-old girl whose body was found during football game

The latest developments in the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found in a creek shortly after she went missing from a football game (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

Kentucky State Police say they have made an arrest in the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found in a creek during a football game.

Trooper B.J. Eaton said Friday in a release that 38-year-old Timothy Madden of Scottsville was taken into custody in the case.

No further information was immediately released.

Gabriella Doolin was reported missing Saturday night by her mother while they were at a football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School in south-central Kentucky.

A search began immediately, and Gabriella's body was found about 25 minutes later in a creek in a wooded area behind the high school.

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7 a.m.

The funeral has been held for a 7-year-old girl whose body was found shortly after she went missing from a football game.

Multiple media outlets report Gabriella Doolin's funeral was held Thursday at Scottsville Baptist Church.

Authorities say Doolin was killed Saturday. Her mother had reported her missing about 25 minutes before her body was discovered in a creek in a wooded area behind Allen County-Scottsville High School. They were at the school attending a youth football game.

An autopsy conducted Sunday ruled the girl's death a homicide.

Kentucky State Police Trooper B.J. Eaton said the Bowling Green post's entire detective staff is investigating the slaying. The cause of death hasn't been released.

On Sunday, hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Scottsville to show support for Gabriella's family.