Funeral held for 7-year-old girl whose body found in creek

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The funeral has been held for a 7-year-old girl whose body was found shortly after she went missing from a football game.

Multiple media outlets report Gabriella Doolin’s funeral was held Thursday at Scottsville Baptist Church.

Authorities say Doolin was killed Saturday. Her mother had reported her missing about 25 minutes before her body was discovered in a creek in a wooded area behind Allen County-Scottsville High School. They were at the school attending a youth football game.

An autopsy conducted Sunday ruled the girl’s death a homicide.

Kentucky State Police Trooper B.J. Eaton said the Bowling Green post’s entire detective staff is investigating the slaying. The cause of death hasn’t been released.

On Sunday, hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Scottsville to show support for Gabriella’s family.

 

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