EVANSDALE (AP) — Police here say they have been flooded with phone calls since investigators asked the public this week for help in the case of two girls’ deaths.

Police Chief Kent Smock said that as of Wednesday, more than 100 people had called in, requiring the department to bring in city staff, retired officers and others to help answer the phones.

Investigators asked on Tuesday for tips from anyone who’s familiar with a remote wildlife area where the bodies of Lyric Cook, 10, and Elizabeth Collins, 8, were found in December 2012.

Police believe that the killer is most likely very familiar with the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area.

Collins’ mother said the large volume of calls has given her hope of finding the person responsible for the girls’ deaths.

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