Allen County Man Arrested in Murder of Child

Nov 20, 2015

Timothy Madden of Scottsville, charged in the death of Gabriella Doolin, was driven from the Kentucky State Police post in Bowling Green Friday afternoon.
Credit Lisa Autry

An Allen County man is under arrest for the murder of a young girl who went missing last weekend in Scottsville. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Timothy Madden was arrested Friday in the death of seven-year-old Gabriella Doolin.  Her parents had reported her missing at a youth football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School last Saturday night.  Within a half-hour, her body was found in a creek behind the school. 

During a news conference Friday at the Kentucky State Police post in Bowling Green, Trooper BJ Eaton read the list of charges against Madden.

"Mr. Madden has been charged with kidnapping, rape-1st degree, sodomy-1st degree, and murder," Eaton stated.

Police offered little information and took no questions, citing the ongoing investigation.  Madden will be held in the Barren County jail.