N.H. woman in November attack found dead

BEDFORD, N.H. — Police said that 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 was 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 on the couple. They had been staying at a Bedford condominium owned by Eduardo Quesada’s mother following the Nov. 24, 2012, attack that left him severe­ly beaten.

The family member said that several attempts to contact the couple were unsuccessful and that both had not shown up at appointments scheduled for 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 was not immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday on Sonia Quesada.

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‘‘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 in the home; the couple have a daughter, 2, who is staying with family. It was not 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.


Quesada is an anesthesiologist with Amoskeag Anesthesia in Manchester and is affiliated with Elliot Hospital, according to the hospital’s website. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. According to the New Hampshire Board of Medicine website, his license expires in June 2014.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1991.