Mother and Two Children Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide in North Carolina

January 14, 2018 Updated: January 28, 2018

A woman and two children were killed in a suspected murder-suicide in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 13, according to police.

Update: It was reported that Christina Treadway worked for the Carolina Panthers organization as a ticket taker.

Police responded to a call at 5:37 p.m on Old Gum Branch Road Bridge at Interstate 485 of a woman jumping off the bridge onto the highway. When they arrived, they found 34-year-old Christina Treadway who was pronounced dead at the scene.

While investigating the suicide, authorities were led to a home in the 2100 block of Sebastiani Drive in northwest Charlotte where they found 7-year-old Isaiah Miller and 3-year-old Iliyah Miller with life-threatening injuries, reported WCNC. The two children were then taken to the hospital where they died from their injuries.

There were no other people inside the home when police arrived.

Police believe Treadway assaulted her two children before committing suicide by jumping off the bridge. Police are still trying to figure out why the apparent murder-suicide took place.

“That’s at the core of this investigation. What would cause somebody to obviously be so despondent to take their own life and then take the lives of their children,” an investigator with CMPD told the news station. “That’s going to be a key component in the investigation and we’re nowhere near being able to speak on that.”

Treadway left a message on her Instagram before her alleged murder-suicide saying that she was “so very sorry.”

Police have located the father and confirmed that he is not a person of interest, reported WSOCTV. They are still investigating the cause of the killings.


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