Woman who reported previous home invasion found dead in Bedford
State police investigators leave the condominium Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Bedford, N.H. where they say they found Sonia Quesada dead and Eduardo Quesada unconscious Monday when a family member called police asking them to check in on the couple. Last November the couple said they were attacked in their upscale home by an unknown man during a home invasion. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
The home where last November Sonia Quesada and her husband Eduardo Quesada said they were attacked by an unknown man during a home invasion is seen Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013 in Bedford, N.H . Police said they found Sonia Quesada dead and Eduardo Quesada unconscious at a relative's home Monday when a family member called police asking them to check in on the couple. They had been staying at a Bedford condominium owned by Eduardo Quesada's mother following the Nov. 24 attack that left him severely beaten. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Less than two months after an anesthesiologist and his wife said they were attacked in their upscale home by an unknown man, the wife has been found dead and the husband was found unconscious at a relative’s home, the police said.
The police found Sonia Quesada dead and Eduardo Quesada unconscious earlier today when a family member called the police asking them to check in on the couple. They had been staying at a Bedford condominium owned by Eduardo Quesada’s mother following the Nov. 24 attack that left him severely beaten.
The family member said several attempts to contact the couple were unsuccessful, and that both hadn’t shown up at appointments scheduled for this morning. After trying unsuccessfully to reach them, the police got permission from family to force their way into the condo.
Eduardo Quesada, 52, was hospitalized; his condition wasn’t immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled tomorrow for Sonia Quesada.
“There was no visible sign of trauma to either of the individuals,” Bedford police Chief John Bryfonski said. “There was a large amount – or what would be considered to be a large amount – of prescription medication that was found nearby.”
Bryfonski said there was no sign of forced entry. No one else was found inside the home; the couple has a 2-year-old daughter, who is staying with family. It wasn’t immediately known where Norma Quesada, Eduardo Quesada’s mother, was. The condo is in an upscale 55-plus community known as The Mews at Bedford.
A large New Hampshire State Police major crime unit truck was parked in the driveway of the condo.
“For an over-55 community that’s usually quiet, this is, like, really bizarre,” said resident Janice Bullock, who lives up the street but doesn’t know the Quesadas. “You see rescue trucks once in a while, but not this. I wish this would go away.”
A woman who lives next door to the condo closed her door to a reporter, saying, “Please have sympathy for these people.”
Bryfonski said the police had some limited conversation with Quesada before he was hospitalized. “We’re not prepared to talk about anything that he may have said,” the chief said.
When asked if Monday’s developments were related to the home invasion, Bryfonski said police were investigating both as separate incidents.
In November, the police responded to the couple’s $1.1 million home after Sonia Quesada reportedly fled to a neighbor’s house and called 911. She said she and her husband had just entered their home when they were assaulted by a man wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. No one was arrested.
Bryfonski called a community meeting in December to discuss their investigation with residents. He said the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration joined the police in their investigation.
Quesada is an anesthesiologist with Amoskeag Anesthesia in Manchester and is affiliated with Elliot Hospital, according to the hospital’s website.