SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – A 38-year-old man has been arrested in the murder of a 7-year-old girl.

Kentucky State Police said Timothy “Timmy” Madden is charged with the rape and murder of Gabriella Doolin.

Gabbi was reported missing during a little league game, where she was cheering on her older brother. Her parents say she got lost in the crowd. Witnesses say an announcer called her name three times over the loudspeaker before they shut the game down to look for the girl.

Officials say just 25 minutes later, her body was found in a steam just a few hundred yards from the stadium.

WKRN reports Madden is a father of five children and attended the same high school as Gabbi’s father, who is the same age. They also report he was sitting near the family the night of her disappearance.

The Associated Press reports she was strangled and drowned.

Girl murdered at big brother’s football game, suspect sat near family

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