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Police release description of suspect in Bedford, N.H., home invasion

Police released a description Friday of the man who broke into the home of a ­Bedford, N.H., couple Nov. 24 and attacked them.

But ­authorities provided few new details about the case, which is being investigated with the help of federal law enforce­ment agencies.

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The attacker was described by one of the victims as a 6-foot-tall male wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing, Bedford Police Chief John J. Bryfonski said at a press conference Friday morning.

“We’re looking at all possible avenues as to why this particular crime occurred,” said Bryfonski. “All leads are still being explored.”

About 10:10 p.m. last Saturday, Bedford police and New Hampshire State Police arrived at the home on Proclamation Court and found the home­owner, Eduardo Quesada, an anesthesiologist at the Elliot Hospital Pain Management Center.

He has worked at Elliot Hospital since 2000, according to the hospital website.

Both Quesada and his wife had been assaulted and were taken to area hospitals.

The couple’s young child ­appeared unharmed, police said. The child is staying with family members, Bryfonski said.

Bryfonski declined to elaborate on how the assailant ­entered the house, about any weapons used, and the extent of the couple’s injuries, saying it “would inhibit the ability for investigators to identify and prosecute the individual respon­sible for the crime.”

Police warned the community to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

“Anything and everything that can be done will be done to solve this,” Bryfonski said.

The FBI and the US Drug Enforcement Administration are assisting with the investigation, Bryfonski said.

Bedford police asked anyone with information to call 603-472-5113.

Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at sarah.mattero@
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