BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) ? Police say less than two months after an anesthesiologist and his wife said they were attacked in their upscale New Hampshire home by an unknown man, the wife has been found dead and the husband has been found unconscious at a relative’s home.
Police found Sonia Quesada dead and Eduardo Quesada unconscious 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.
The family member said several attempts to contact the couple were unsuccessful, and that both hadn’t shown up at appointments scheduled Monday morning. After trying unsuccessfully to reach them, police got permission from family to force their way into the condo.
Eduardo Quesada was hospitalized; his condition wasn’t immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday for Sonia Quesada.
Eduardo W. Quesada, MD (Photo Courtesy: Elliot Hospital Website)
“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 have 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.
Bryfonski said 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, 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 police in their investigation.
Quesada is an anesthesiologist with Amoskeag Anesthesia in Manchester and is affiliated with Elliot Hospital, according to the hospital’s web site. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. According to the New Hampshire Board of Medicine web site, his license expires in June 2014.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1991.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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