Missing Allen Co. girl, 7, found dead in creek

Published: Nov. 15, 2015 at 1:11 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2015 at 1:11 PM EST
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SCOTTSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police are treating the death of a 7-year-old girl as a homicide, after her body was found in a creek in Scottsville, just minutes after she was reported missing Saturday evening.

Gabriella Doolin, 7, was reported missing at 7:40 p.m. Saturday by her mother from a football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School, according to a KSP news release.

After interviewing witnesses, KSP says police followed a tip that led them to searching property on Mount Carmel Church Road.

At 8:05, police reported her body had been found in a creek in a wooded area behind the high school.

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

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

KSP is investigating the case as a homicide. Officers say no arrest have been made and there are still no suspects or persons of interest in the case.

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