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

Police today released a description of the man who broke into the home of a Bedford, N.H., couple and attacked them Saturday night. But police provided few new details about the case, which is being probed with the help of federal law enforcement agencies.

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

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


Around 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Bedford police and New Hampshire State Police responded to the home on Proclamation Court and found the injured homeowner, Eduardo Quesada, an anesthesiologist at the Elliot Hospital Pain Management Center. Both Quesada and his wife were assaulted in the incident and taken to area hospitals.

The couple’s young child, who was in the home during the incident, appeared unharmed, police said in a statement. The child is staying with family members, Bryfonski said.

Bryfonski would not elaborate on how the assailant entered the house, any weapons used, or the extent of the Quesadas’ injuries, saying it “would inhibit the ability for investigators to identify and prosecute the individual responsible for the crime.’’

Police warned members of 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 US Drug Enforcement Administration are assisting with the investigation, Bryfonski said.

Quesada has been a doctor at Elliot Hospital since 2000, the hospital website said.

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

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