Arrest made in death of 7-year-old girl who disappeared from football game in Kentucky

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SCOTTSVILLE, Ky.— Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found in a creek during a high school football game.

Gabriella Doolin went missing from a football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School on Saturday night. Her body was found about 25 minutes later in a creek in a wooded area behind the school.

Police arrested 38-year-old Timothy Madden of Scottsville on Friday, and charged him with murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. He is being held in jail on $1 million bond.

Madden was asked by a reporter as he was taken from the state police post to be booked if he had any comment, he replied, “I’m innocent.”

The police citation in the case said Madden’s DNA was collected during the investigation and matched that recovered from the child during the autopsy.