Tips coming in but slowing down in Graham case

A Communications officer takes a tip about the Hannah Graham case on Saturday at the Charlottesville, UVA and Albemarle County emergency communication center . (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
This plane has been donated by Woolpert, an engineering and geo-spatial firm based in Ohio, which has also donated a wide aerial surbvillance camera used on the plane to engage in the search for Hannah Graham. (courtesy of Woolpert)
Public Safety Communications officer Sara Burtner takes a call from an area resident about the Hannah Graham case.(WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Public Safety Communications officer Jimmie Jewell takes calls from the tip line at the 911 call center. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The Charlottesville, UVa and Albemarle County emergency communication center answers calls for the Hannah Graham tip line.(WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than three weeks since Hannah Graham went missing, but the tip line hoping to net the information leading to her whereabouts is still running — just a bit slower these days.

In an emotional video statement released Saturday, mother Susan Graham thanked everyone involved in the search for her daughter and for those who’ve called into the tip line. Since it started, the hotline has generated more than 3,500 tips, says Kirby Felts, emergency management coordinator for the Charlottesville, University of Virginia and Albemarle County 911 emergency communication center.

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The tip line in the Hannah Graham case is operated by extra communications officers staffed at the 911 call center, located just outside the Charlottesville city line.

“Tips are still coming in and any information could be

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