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County attorney: Break in Bedford home invasion

New Hampshire Union Leader

April 09. 2013 9:15PM

Divers searched waters in Amherst and Milford Tuesday looking for evidence related to the violent attack on Bedford doctor Eduardo Quesada and his wife, Sonia.

"(The dives) did have to do with the investigation into the assault at the Quesada home in November," Hillsborough County Attorney Patricia LaFrance said Tuesday night.

The Nov. 24 home invasion left Dr. Quesada, 52, and his wife severely injured and rattled the Bedford community. LaFrance told the New Hampshire Union Leader late last month that authorities have identified a motive.

She would not say Tuesday night whether divers recovered any evidence, nor would she confirm reports that authorities have suspects in custody on unrelated charges.

"I can say that we have made significant progress," she said. "We should have some developments that we can make public in the next few days or within a week."

Bedford police refused to comment.

Dr. Quesada has worked as an anesthesiologist at the Pain Management Center at Elliot Hospital and Amoskeag Anesthesia PLLC in Manchester.

Sonia Quesada died Jan. 7 in an incident that police have said was not a homicide. Police were called to the Bedford condominium where the couple was staying to check on their welfare. They found Dr. Quesada unconscious, his 29-year-old wife dead; a pile of prescription drugs was nearby.

LaFrance said she understands the public's desire for more information.

"I know a lot of people are upset at the lack of information being given so far," she said. "I understand that people are scared. But prematurely releasing information may jeopardize the investigation and the prosecution.

"My ultimate goal is to see that justice is done," she said.

New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondents Henry Metz and Nancy Bean Foster contributed to this report.

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