UPDATE: Arrest made in Gabbi Doolin Case

Published: Nov. 14, 2015 at 9:39 PM CST
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UPDATED: 11/20/15 6:40pm

Brian Doolin, the father of Gabbi Doolin, took to Facebook the same day Timothy Madden was charged with her murder.

This is what he wrote:

"Please justice, take over for my baby, I love her so much... This animal should not be walking and breathing... I love yalls babies too, I wish this evil could be taking off this planet. I have made plenty of mistakes and sinned in my life, but NEVER have this kind of rage entered in to my heart.... I've tried to stay strong but my baby girl was always my weakness... ‪#‎lovemybabies‬ ‪#‎lovemygabbigirl‬"

UPDATED: 11/20/15 4:39pm

A police report obtained by WBKO has listed the cause of Gabbi Doolin's death as strangulation and drowning.

It explains that police made contact with Madden at his home the night of the crime. From there he agreed to be swabbed and turn over his clothes to police.

The report said those were the clothes he was wearing Saturday night at the football game.

The report also explains that Madden's bond has been set at $1,000,000.

UPDATED: 11/20/15 2:38pm

Kentucky State Police held a press conference Friday afternoon after the arrest of Timmy Madden.

Madden will face charges of Kidnapping, Rape, Sodomy, and Murder, according to KSP spokesman B.J. Eaton.

Captain John Clark said that KSP has worked tirelessly on this case.

"We worked very closely with the state police crime lab in Frankfort. They helped us with evidence collected and it was due to the hard, hard work of all these people working together as a team that brought us to where we are today."

While Madden was being placed in a car for transport to the Allen County Detention Center, he was asked if he had anything say to the family and he responded "I'm sorry for their loss, but I'm innocent."

At the Allen County Detention Center, Madden was asked what he had to say to the Doolin family, and responded "I'm sorry for their loss, but it wasn't me."

The investigation is ongoing, no other details are being released at this time.

UPDATED: 11/20/15 11:27am

An arrest has been made in the homicide investigation of Gabbi Doolin, 7, of Scottsville.

Kentucky State Police arrested Timothy Madden, 38, of Allen County around 11:00 AM on Friday, November 20.

Police have not released any details on the charges he's facing in the case.

Madden attended Allen County-Scottsville High School and graduated in 1996. He was a student there at the same time as Gabbi's father, Brian, who graduated in 1995.

Madden has an address listed on Mount Carmel Church Road where police searched a property the night Gabbi was found.

According to his Facebook page, he works for Charles Deweese Construction. We reached out to the company Friday afternoon. They said that Madden hasn't worked for them since October 2014.

We're continuing to gather details in the case, and plan to speak with police in a few hours.

UPDATE: 11/20/15

A source close to the investigation says Timmy Madden, of Allen County, has been arrested in connection with the death of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin.

Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of 7-year-old Gabriella "Gabbi" Doolin.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE 11/16/2015 9:35 AM

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville performed the autopsy on Gabriella Doolin.

Her death was confirmed a homicide and Detectives with the Kentucky State Police are still investigating it as such.

No other details from the autopsy can be released at this time.

UPDATE 11/15/15 3:15 PM

Brian Doolin, the father of Gabbi Doolin posted a statement to his Facebook page on Sunday expressing his grief over the loss of his daughter.

"Thank you friends and family.. we've never been this empty. I'd give anything to hold my baby girl just one more time... I love her with all my heart... please continue to pray for my family... I would of gladly traded places with my baby girl.. I don't know why anyone would do this to a baby or anyone for that matter!"

Police still have not made an arrest in the case.


UPDATE 11/15/15 2:15 PM

A prayer vigil for Gabbi Doolin and her family is planned for 6 PM at the Allen County Public Library on Sunday.

KSP says an autopsy is scheduled to be completed sometime Sunday.

In the meantime, KSP is following up on any and all leads they receive in regards to the case, and hope to have enough information to resume an active search sometime this afternoon.

There are no suspects in the case at this time.

The Allen County School system already had a professional development day scheduled for Monday, and they plan to continue to observe that so school will not be in session in Allen County on Monday.

If you have any information on this case you are encouraged to contact Kentucky State Police at (270) 782-2010.


UPDATE: 11/15/15 5:10 A.M.

According to KSP, police followed a tip that was received through interviewing witnesses, which led them to searching property on Mount Carmel Church Road.

"During the process of interviewing and investigating and just a possible lead had come up. Any time a possible lead comes up, we explore any avenues that we can to the fullest extent. And that's brought us to a residence here in rural Allen County. We followed up on that and the investigation is going to continue," Trooper B.J. Eaton, Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Public Information Officer said.

KSP says there aren't any arrests that have been made and there are still no suspects or persons of interest.

"Investigations, you know that everybody is going to be diligent on trying to do the most that they can to help solve it. Nobody wants to go home on a call like this until something can be found out," Eaton added.

The 7 year old's cause of death is still unknown.

"Her body has been taken to Louisville Medical Examiner's office there. And in the morning, or today we will be doing an examination to determine the manner and the cause of the death. At this particular time, the investigation is being handled by the detectives at our post. And it is being handled as a homicide," Eaton said.

If you do have any information about this case, call the local police.

UPDATE: 11/15/15 12:20 a.m.

According to KSP, November 14, 2015 at 7:40 p.m. it was reported to the Scottsville Police Department that 7 year old Gabriella "Gabbi" Doolin of Allen County was missing by her mother.

Police said they were at a football game on the Allen County Scottsville High School campus property.

Police said a search began immediately and it was reported to the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green at 8:05 p.m. that her body had been located.

Police said it was in a creek in a wooded area behind the Allen County Scottsville High School.

"This could happen anywhere, very quickly. I think it's safe to say Allen County has changed forever," said KSP Post 3 Public Information Officer Trooper BJ Eaton.

At this point, police say they have no suspects in the case.

"On a night like this, no one wants to leave until we have a solid lead."

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville will be performing an autopsy to determine the exact manner and cause of death.

The investigation is being conducted by the Detectives of KSP Post 3 and is being handled as a homicide.

UPDATE: 10:13 P.M. Kentucky State Police Post 3 Public Information Officer Trooper BJ Eaton confirms it was a 7 year old female found in the creek.

Kentucky State Police confirm the body of a young girl approximately 7 years old was found near a creek close to the ball fields at Allen County Scottsville High School.

We were told the girl was reported missing, and later her body was found.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.