CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- (WSOC) -- During an emotional phone call with Channel 9, Patricia Treadway shared memories of her daughter and two grandchildren.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 34-year-old Christina Treadway killed her two children Saturday, 7-year-old Isaiah Miller and 3-year-old Iliyah Miller, before committing suicide.
“She was everything that a parent would want in a daughter,” Patricia Treadway said. “She was kind. She raised her children right. Her children were her world."
Channel 9 asked Patricia what she would want to tell her daughter if she could.
"That I love her," she said.
Officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said they responded to the Old Gum Branch Road bridge at Interstate 485 just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday for reports of a suicide call, and found a woman dead on the interstate below.
Authorities said "key information" led officers to a home on nearby Sebastiani Drive, where the woman's children were found badly assaulted and alone.
The children were taken to Carolinas Medical Center where they were pronounced dead, officials said.
CMPD officials said their investigation revealed that Treadway assaulted her children before jumping off the bridge.
“I'm kind of at a loss for words because she was our life,” Patricia Treadway said.
Christina Treadway worked as a Panthers' gameday employee, Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond confirmed.
Police said they have located the children's father, and that he is not a person of interest.
Investigators said they are not looking for any suspects, but are working to determine what led Treadway to harm her children.