The little girl’s death just minutes after disappearing from a local sporting event and the quick arrest by authorities shocked the region just before Thanksgiving this year.
Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin’s body was discovered 12 days prior to Thanksgiving. The arrest came six days later.
Timothy Wayne Madden, 38, of Scottsville, was indicted Dec. 11 by a special Allen County grand jury on charges of murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy and was ordered held without bond. He is set to be arraigned Jan. 13 in Allen Circuit Court.
About 25 minutes after being reported missing, Gabbi’s body was found Nov. 14 in a creek in a wooded area behind Allen County-Scottsville High School, where her older brother was playing in a youth league football game.
Manual strangulation and drowning were listed as the causes of death, and evidence indicated Gabbi was raped and sodomized, according to court records.
Kentucky State Police arrested Madden on Nov. 20. Investigators collected a DNA sample from Madden, as well as the clothes he was wearing Nov. 14, according to court records.
Forensic analysis led to a positive match between Madden’s DNA sample and DNA recovered from Gabbi Doolin, according to an arrest citation.
Madden’s son, Bradley Madden, 20, was later arraigned on 16 counts of intimidating a participant in the legal process and 16 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, stemming from threats Bradley Madden is alleged to have made on social media against the Scottsville Police Department.
Allen District Judge Martha Blair Harrison entered a not guilty plea on Bradley Madden’s behalf and appointed an attorney to represent him after he filed an affidavit of indigency that indicated he could not afford to hire a lawyer.