Bellevue Police said officers went to the residence on the 2700 block of Alberta Ave. at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and again at 9 a.m. Sunday “to check the well-being of two children and their father.” Officers “did not observe exigent circumstances that would allow them to force entry into the home.”
Police were responding to a welfare check requested by the children’s mother, who called Bellevue Police after she couldn’t contact her kids on Friday and Saturday. The Oklahoma World-Herald reports Mary Nielsen had spoken to the children via FaceTime on Thursday night.
After Bellevue officers had twice visited the Nebraska residence, Nielsen reportedly asked a friend in the area to check on the house. The friend reportedly found the house unlocked, and found the children dead inside, then called police at about 11 a.m. Sunday.
The AP reports Price was arrested and held on a felony fugitive warrant. The California arresting agency was not reported. KETV-TV reports Price was held at the Maguire Correctional Facility in San Mateo County, Calif., pending extradition to Nebraska.