(NECN: Lauren Collins, Bedford, N.H.) It's one of the strangest crimes to happen in Bedford, New Hampshire and it took a bizarre turn Monday at 49 Kensington Lane.
"We always consider this a very safe neighborhood and of course this has got nothing to do with an invasion like the original story," said startled neighbor Barbara Lecaroz.
Police say Dr. Eduardo Quesada and his wife Sonia were attacked by an intruder at their own home in November. The doctor was badly beaten. She was injured but managed to escape and call 9-1-1. On Monday, officers forced their way into Dr. Quesada's mother's house to find him unconscious and her dead. A large amount of prescription drugs was nearby and there was no obvious sign of trauma to their bodies.
"It's very sad. Very, very sad," said Janice Bullock who lives on the same street as Mrs. Quesada. "And when you start to speculate in your mind what has probably been going on it's sad."
There has been a lot of speculation in town over the last six weeks with little information about the original attack, a vague description of that suspect, and an inconsistent message to the public about their own safety.
"So now this happens," said Bullock, "but who knew it would happen on Kensington Lane."
"We understand that the police can't compromise their investigations," said neighbor Julie Taylor, "but it is also unsettling for the neighbors when they can't be given any indication."
Police said Monday night that they're investigating the two incidents separately and reassured residents of this 55 and above community where the Quesadas have been staying that there is no cause for alarm. Still, said Taylor, "It is somebody's family tragedy and it's one of our residents caught up in it."