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Title: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 01:15:49 AM
Hi I'm new to the site and noticed Lindsay isn't here. It's a high profile case here in Victoria as she was one of the youngest real estate agents at age 24.
I'll try and post any pertinent articles.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 01:23:46 AM
Welcome Victorian.

Who killed Lindsay Buziak?
 
On the anniversary of real estate agent Lindsay Buziak's killing, the police and her family are still left with many questions in a case that eludes easy answers
 
By Rob Shaw, Times ColonistFebruary 1, 2009
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 More Images »  One year ago Monday, Lindsay Buziak was killed after she went to show an upscale home to a mysterious client. Police have yet to arrest a suspect in her killing.Photograph by: Courtesy, Buziak familyWhen the crime scene tape came down outside 1702 De Sousa Pl. almost a year ago, Jeff Buziak walked into the empty bedroom where his daughter Lindsay was slain, sat on the floor, and wept.

He was devastated, like many family and friends of the slain 24-year-old real estate agent. But a year later, much of that sadness has turned to anger and frustration -- not at police, who have yet to find her killer, but at some people in Victoria who Buziak's father feels are holding back her case.

"I believe there are people in this community who either know what went on, or parts of what went on, and they are not coming forward," he told the Times Colonist. "I don't know how they live with themselves, I really don't.

"The community is letting police down. The killer, or killers, are out there somewhere. There are people in this community that... have to know who did it and they're not coming forward. I've stopped blaming the police."

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Buziak's death. She was viciously stabbed in an upscale home in Saanich's Gordon Head neighbourhood.

That Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, she received a call from a woman with a foreign accent, who wanted to schedule a showing for the million-dollar home around 5:30 p.m.

The woman was reportedly eager to buy that day. Later, Buziak got a call from a man who said he'd meet with her alone. By all accounts, the scenario left Buziak nervous. She asked her live-in boyfriend Jason Zailo, also a real estate agent, to check on her later at the house. Nevertheless, she went to the home and was attacked.

Around 6:15 p.m. police received a

9-1-1 call from one of two people outside the house. The caller asked police to check on Buziak. Minutes later, police answered a second 9-1-1 call from a person now inside the home, asking for medical help.

It has been widely reported that Zailo was one of the people who found Buziak's body and called 9-1-1. However, police refuse to confirm that fact, saying only that the two witnesses have been co-operative. Regardless, days later, Zailo was asked back to the crime scene with his lawyer to reconstruct events.

Police pored over Buziak's life -- interviewing her friends, previous boyfriends, family and work colleagues. To date, detectives have interviewed 1,471 people, said Insp. Rob McColl, head of the major crime unit. Some interviews were conducted in B.C., others in cities such as Calgary.

Officers have chased down 752 tips and executed 30 search warrants looking for evidence, McColl said. They searched the Songhees condo where Buziak and Zailo lived, and collected dozens of footprints from real estate agents and clients, in an attempt to weed out suspects from legitimate prospective buyers who had toured the home.

Yet the killing remains unsolved. Police consider it a "whodunit," not a simple "smoking gun" homicide, McColl said. "It's common that these investigations are measured in years, not months."

Police aren't yet willing to divulge if they have a suspect, saying the focus remains on putting together the most detailed and accurate case they can, to ensure success if and when it goes to court.

A year ago, Saanich police said public tips weren't needed to solve the case. A month after the killing, the family considered putting up a reward, but police told them they had sufficient information and there was no need to do so. Now, after a year of trying, the department admits it could use help.

"We think some of the people we've talked to may have gone away and since learned additional information," said Sgt. John Price, Saanich police spokesman.

"We've talked to 1,400-odd people and they've given us a level of information -- some of them have shared completely, some of them have shared partly," McColl added. "There are people who were probably expecting police to knock on their door and say, 'What do you know about this?' Perhaps we haven't got to that for a variety of reasons ... and we want to talk to those people. Don't wait. Talk to police now."

Detectives stay in regular contact with Jeff Buziak, who lives in Calgary, and Lindsay's mother Evelyn Reitmayer in Victoria. At first, Jeff Buziak said he was angry at police for not making an arrest. But with time, he said, he came to appreciate they were trying as best they could.

"We're all sitting around being armchair quarterbacks watching CSI and The First 48, and these type of [TV crime] shows, and criticizing what they should or shouldn't do, asking who done it, speculating, and nobody's doing anything about [helping]," he said.

"The police are working hard. I see what they're going through. I see at their desk, they have pictures of my daughter they look at every morning." He said he's seen officers cry while talking about his daughter's case.

Jeff Buziak's plea for someone to come forward echoes a similar plea he made at his daughter's funeral on Feb. 9, 2008 -- but to no avail. Standing in front of the 650 people spilling out of St. Andrew's Cathedral downtown, Buziak said: "If there's anyone here who had anything to do with this horrible act, please come up to the front right now. This will be your only chance for forgiveness."

Lindsay Buziak's mother will spend tomorrow holding a low-key celebration of her daughter's life, said Art Reitmayer, Buziak's uncle and a family spokesman. Lindsay was a vivacious young woman, full of life, with a wide stable of loyal friends, he said. Sometimes all that she was gets lost in the coverage of her death, said Reitmayer.

Police "have their theories" but don't share them with the family, he said. There is hope that detectives can eventually make an arrest. "Can I say today that I'm 100 per cent confident that will be the case? No," Reitmayer said. "In order for something like this to get resolved, it requires a whole bunch of different pieces to come into place.

"We all have to be somewhat patient. It is working its way through, but it is a fairly complicated case, and I know if there's anything more out there, it would certainly benefit the situation if people would come forward."

Both sides of Buziak's family resent the rumours that continue to swirl about her death.

"She didn't do drugs," her father said.

"I try not to put too much weight on [rumours]. I try to listen to everything. I've been really struggling inside not to make my own conclusions and decisions about who did it, who didn't do it, as far as I'm concerned everybody to me is a suspect. As far as I'm concerned, no one is eliminated from my mind, and I struggle to keep my mind open all the time."

Police were quick to squash rumours that another police force has stalled the murder investigation because it is connected to a more important case. "It's not true, no other police agency is directing this organization," McColl said.

Rumours flourish in the absence of solid information, but McColl said it would be inappropriate to share any working theories about why Buziak was killed.

"Why she was killed goes to the absolute core of this [case], and goes to motive. And there's no way I can go to motive. So I'm sorry but there's no way I can answer that."

Police also refuse to discuss Buziak's boyfriend, Zailo. One side of the family thinks he's been comforting and co-operative, Reitmayer said.

"My family never had any reason to feel that relationship was questionable," Reitmayer said. "It's unfortunate people don't wait until a final determination is rendered and somebody is arrested before they start believing the worst of somebody."

Buziak's father said Zailo won't talk to him.

A real estate agent in the West Shore, Zailo briefly returned a call from the Times Colonist but said he couldn't agree to an interview until he asked permission from Buziak's family. He did not call back. His lawyer, Bradley Hickford, said any questions would be better answered by police.

Numerous friends contacted by the Times Colonist either did not return calls or did not want to comment.

The two women who were the listed real estate agents for the De Sousa Place home -- but were never called by the mysterious woman with the foreign accent -- say they still think about their slain colleague.

"It was all the buzz for the first six months, and we were just commenting the other day we don't hear a thing anymore," said Laurie Lidstone.

"Honestly, it's weird, but it's almost like it didn't happen," said Nancy DiCastri. "Nobody talks about it."

The killing sparked calls for increased safety among real estate agents who show homes alone, but police have said they don't believe Buziak was targeted because she worked in real estate.

At its peak, Saanich police had 20 officers working her case. During the year, 89 officers have helped investigate at one point or another. Five senior detectives continue to investigate full time. Last summer, the RCMP audited the Saanich murder file to ensure the investigation was up to standards. McColl called the results "favourable."

But no matter how many officers are scouring for clues, in the end, Buziak's family says it may never be able to move on from her death.

"It's horrendous," Reitmayer said. "As you can imagine, everything in this whole situation is so heinous because you have this young, promising individual whose life is taken and the natural order of things is totally thrown off, and we have no understanding of why.

"All of that weighs heavily on [Buziak's mother]. It's tough enough to deal with the loss of a child when you understand it.

"Losing a child when you have no idea why ... you can't understand it.

"Closure never comes, it is just time that makes it a little easier to talk about. Certainly the understanding of why, or for whatever reason [she was killed] is one of those things that helps in the healing process. We're just not at that stage."

Meanwhile, Buziak's father said he fantasizes about the "gutless cowards who committed this crime come and face me without their guns and knives and bravado." His words are full of anger and his face flushes as he speaks. Later, as he calms, he offers a more sober assessment.

"I think the best thing we can hope for is get a conviction. But nothing will help my grief."

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Lindsay Buziak homicide case timeline

Feb. 2, 2008: Lindsay Buziak, a real estate agent with Re/Max Camosun, receives a call from a woman with a foreign accent. The woman asks Buziak to show her an empty home at 1702 De Sousa Pl. around 5:30 p.m. Later, Buziak reportedly receives a call from a man who says he'll be the one meeting her, alone.

Feb. 2, 2008, 6:15 p.m.: Two people visit the empty house. Friends say one is Buziak's boyfriend and fellow real estate agent Jason Zailo, although police have refused to confirm this. One person calls 9-1-1 from outside and asks police to check on Buziak. Minutes later, police receive another 9-1-1 call from a person inside asking for medical help. Buziak is found stabbed to death against a wall in an upstairs bedroom.

Feb. 6, 2008: Zailo returns to the crime scene with his lawyer. As police videotape him, he walks officers through the home and answers their questions.

Feb. 7, 2008: The Buziak family briefly addresses the media through Lindsay's uncle Art Reitmayer, who says there is too much speculation swirling and the family is satisfied with the police investigation.

Feb. 9, 2008: Family and friends gather for Buziak's funeral at the St. Andrew's Cathedral in Victoria. During the service, her father Jeff Buziak asks anyone who knew anything about the murder to come forward to police.

Feb. 12, 2008: Police deny reports they used search warrants to access the Songhees condo where Buziak and Zailo lived. Police say they searched the residence, but didn't necessarily need a warrant. It is the last news conference into the case. Saanich police tell media outlets there will be no further updates and ask the family not to speak to the media.

Jan. 30, 2009: Saanich police Insp. Rob McColl, head of the detective division, reveals some of what police have done in the last year, including interviewing 1,471 people, following up on 752 tips and executing 30 search warrants. Some detective work was done outside B.C., although McColl won't say where. Five senior detectives are working the file full time. There is no mention of suspects or motive.

Feb. 2, 2009: The one-year anniversary of Buziak's murder. Her family says they'll gather to remember her privately, but have turned down requests to speak at a news conference.

Feb. 3, 2009: Saanich police are expected to hold a news conference to further update the public on the case.

Can you help?

Anyone with information about the death of Lindsay Buziak is asked to call the Saanich Police Department tip line at 250-475-4313.

To leave an anonymous tip for police, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-8477 or, to submit an online tip, visit victoriacrimestoppers.com.

© Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/killed+Lindsay+Buziak/1241544/story.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 01:27:06 AM
Wow the suspect is a woman...

Police release sketch, description of suspects in Lindsay Buziak killing
 
A year after fatal stabbing, investigators reveal details about couple, say real estate agent's boyfriend not a suspect

Saanich police released this sketch of a Caucasian woman, 35 to 45 years old with short blond hair. She is considered a suspect in the Feb. 2, 2008, death of Lindsay Buziak.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/bc/Police+release+sketch+description+suspects+Lindsay+Buziak+killing/1248923/story.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 01:32:41 AM
Police seek two suspects in stabbing death of Saanich realtor
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 | 2:43 PM PT Comments11Recommend36CBC News
Saanich police have released descriptions of two suspects a year after a young realtor was stabbed to death in an empty Saanich home.

Police said they are looking for a man and a woman who met Lindsay Buziak, 24, at the home in the upscale neighbourhood of Gordon Head.

They also revealed that Buziak's body was found by her boyfriend on Feb. 2, 2008, in the empty home on the 1700 block of De Sousa Place but said he is not one of the suspects.

"We know she was lured to the home on De Sousa Place by a woman caller," Saanich police said in a statement released on Tuesday. "We know that a man and woman met her at the home."

The man is described as Caucasian, approximately six feet tall with a medium build and brown hair. At the time, he was well dressed and wearing a light brown jacket.

The woman is described as Caucasian, between 35 and 40 years old, with short blond hair. At the time she well dressed, wearing a short black skirt or dress, with red and white accent stripes.

Sgt. John Price said police had the descriptions several months ago, but they didn't release them until a year to the day after the death in order to maximize media exposure.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/02/03/bc-lindsay-buziak-suspects.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 01:36:51 AM
Feb 4/08
'Someone called this girl to show a vacant house'
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=72ccee53-11ff-4b35-aba6-4c9723322a28

Feb 7/08
Slain agent's boyfriend re-enacts grisly discovery for police
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=292787

Feb 11/08
Father makes emotional plea to killer at funeral for real estate agent
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080211.BCFUNERAL11/TPStory/National

Feb 13/08
Police stay tight-lipped on killing
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=3157e4b9-8b12-46c3-8d72-a895decf3124

Feb 22/08
Buziak murder case winds on; police continue to gather evidence
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=806eadb2-e05c-48f5-aeae-e23e787cdd65&k=27310

March 8/08
Buziak's family waits, hopes for break
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=da06a731-9f4a-40ba-a16e-8360dade19f0&k=53514

June 15/08
Investigation into Buziak murder quietly continues
http://www.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=670d77dd-f5c7-41ca-9c3e-009ece50ab8b

Who killed Lindsay Buziak?
Feb 1/09
http://www.timescolonist.com/travel/killed+Lindsay+Buziak/1241544/story.html

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 01:38:14 AM
Thank you edsonmom! You're fast!  ;D
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 01:43:30 AM
LOL your welcome.. ;D
This is a very sad case..I really feel for her family..I can understand why her father is so upset, that there has not been an arrest made in this case..Why did it take so long for the sketch of the woman to be released, and did they ever release one of the man they suspect??
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 01:46:26 AM
LOL your welcome.. ;D
This is a very sad case..I really feel for her family..I can understand why her father is so upset, that there has not been an arrest made in this case..Why did it take so long for the sketch of the woman to be released, and did they ever release one of the man they suspect??
I don't recall any sketch of the male. I do know there was much criticism of the female sketch.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 01:57:01 AM
Why has there not been a sketch of the man released?? they also mention that a sketch of the skirt the woman suspect was wearing was released, but I can not find it..I am so confused as to why they waited a year to release this sketch..
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Sgt. John Price said police had the descriptions several months ago, but they didn't release them until a year to the day after the death in order to maximize media exposure.
this does not make sense..why would they not want them released as soon as they had them. I think the media exposure would have been the same..
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 02:04:44 AM
Why has there not been a sketch of the man released?? they also mention that a sketch of the skirt the woman suspect was wearing was released, but I can not find it..I am so confused as to why they waited a year to release this sketch..
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Sgt. John Price said police had the descriptions several months ago, but they didn't release them until a year to the day after the death in order to maximize media exposure.
this does not make sense..why would they not want them released as soon as they had them. I think the media exposure would have been the same..
I do not know. Myself and many others asked the same and feel the same as you.
I could not imagine the torment her family is going through. I also don't know what it would feel like being a police force not being able to find that hidden clue to resolve this.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 02:30:54 AM
I was just rereading the first one I posted, it is so sad, that she had a feeling, that the situation did not feel right to her, and she went anyways...Was it her boyfriend & the other real estate friend, that made the two 911 calls? it seems strange, that one call came from outside, saying to check on her, and moments later the other one was from in the house, saying they needed medical help..How did they get the descriptions of the suspects? The dad id right, someone knows something about this, and they are just not coming forward..I agree, this must be very hard for this family, and yes, even for the police, but like the dad says, he feels they know what happened, and just need to find all the missing pieces. I hope they get closure to this soon. Maybe with the sketches being released now, they will get the answers they need.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Edsonmom on April 19, 2009, 02:38:12 AM
Well it sounds like they are getting more tips since the release.. that is good.. Victorian you mentioned that there was criticism of the female sketch. can I ask what it was about?

Sketch helps spark tips in Buziak case

Text   Published: February 13, 2009 12:00 PM

More than 50 tips from the public have streamed in since police released information about two suspects in the murder last February of a 24-year-old real estate agent.

On Feb. 3, police publicized descriptions and composite sketches of a caucasian man and woman. The pair are believed to have met Lindsay Buziak in the home where she was murdered on Feb. 2, 2008. Since the media release, police have received more than 40 tips and Crimestoppers has had 12 calls. These bring the total number of tips to almost 800 since the murder.

“The core group of detectives ... working on the Buziak murder investigation are being assisted by additional police resources at this time who are tasked with following up each and every lead,” said Sgt. John Price.

“We continue to encourage people to come forward and talk to our investigators,” he said. “Don’t minimize what you know -- let us make that determination.”
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/news/39564464.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 02:52:25 AM
I was just rereading the first one I posted, it is so sad, that she had a feeling, that the situation did not feel right to her, and she went anyways...Was it her boyfriend & the other real estate friend, that made the two 911 calls? it seems strange, that one call came from outside, saying to check on her, and moments later the other one was from in the house, saying they needed medical help..How did they get the descriptions of the suspects? The dad id right, someone knows something about this, and they are just not coming forward..I agree, this must be very hard for this family, and yes, even for the police, but like the dad says, he feels they know what happened, and just need to find all the missing pieces. I hope they get closure to this soon. Maybe with the sketches being released now, they will get the answers they need.
Yes, how we should trust our gut but ignore it so often. Especially as women.  :(
I believe it was her boyfriend and his friend that made the two calls. Both were interviewed quite extensively.
I can only speculate the eye witness(es) would have been neighbours?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 19, 2009, 03:04:36 AM
Well it sounds like they are getting more tips since the release.. that is good.. Victorian you mentioned that there was criticism of the female sketch. can I ask what it was about?

The criticism came from the quality of the sketch. It was seen as amateur. Are anyone's features really shaped that way?
I saw a post somewhere by an artist that looked very real when put into proper graphic dimensions. Guess that was never pursued.  ???

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 20, 2009, 09:43:34 AM
so this case is about as creepy as it comes. and i can see why the sketch was criticized, it does look amateurish and a side pose??

anyway. from what i've read in the updates they have cleared the boyfriend and do not think Lindsay was targeted because she was a realtor...which sounds a lot likely saying Lindsay was killed because this couple wanted to kill Lindsay...I've read no mention of sexual assault.

any chatter outside of media reports, victorian? did the young woman have anything resembling a sketchy past? sure doesn't seem like it from the write-ups.
No nothing sketchy about her from anything I've come across. She seemed a very responsible successful popular young lady. It's a complete mystery, and must be agonizing for the family.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on April 24, 2009, 01:00:23 PM
 :o
I had no idea. This has never occurred to me. I'll have to do some research later. Does LE take this into account?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 21, 2009, 05:56:46 PM
This is the first time I've read about Lindsay Buziak's murder and it is quite shocking. I lived in Victoria for a couple of years and know of the area. This is so sad, something you certainly would never think of happening in Victoria. I am at a loss as to why the police did not get every available message out with a description of the killer and the sketch. These suspects had to be seen, I mean this was a day time crime. I just wonder why she didn't take someone with her when she felt uneasy about the appointment. Everybody should follow their gut feeling, if you get an intuition about something, follow it, because there is a reason this happens. Well this person could have been wearing a wig and changed clothes, so maybe it would not have mattered. It certainly is not a good sketch, very poor. But again, what would the motive be, what would it be. Would it have anything to do with the home, was it a new home??Was there a bitter divorce going on, to keep maybe the home from being sold because someone was murdered in it. Then nobody would be so willing to buy the home?? If these people were strangers to her, what other motive could there be?? It certainly is a mystery. This should be done as a special program on W5 or the Fifth Estate, because we sure did not hear anything about it down here in Nova Scotia. Much should be done to get some information on this before the case goes too cold. My condolences to her family and friends, it must be heartbreaking with no news forthcoming on an arrest in this case. ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sleuth on March 21, 2010, 03:00:15 AM
   

Reward and Tip Line

Lindsay Elizabeth Buziak was murdered at 6pm on February 2nd, 2008.  She was showing a house at 1702 De Sousa Place, to a man and woman interested in purchasing it.  This was a rouse though.  Lindsay was intentionally targeted, she was intentionally lured to the home, and she was intentionally killed.

After exhaustively investigating this crime for the past two years, this is what we know.

Lindsay was working as a real estate agent when she got a call from a woman wishing to see a home that was for sale on De Sousa Place.  Arrangements to view the home were made and Lindsay met a man and a woman just before 6pm on February 2nd, 2008.

Just before meeting these potential clients, Lindsay made a phone call to her boyfriend Jason Zailo, who agreed to meet her at the house.

After the call with Lindsay, Jason and a friend went to De Sousa Place to ensure the viewing went well.  He made a phone call to Lindsay just before arriving, which she did not answer.

When they got to the home, they found the front door locked but could see shoes inside in the foyer.  No one came to the door.  Jason called 9-1-1 requesting police check Lindsay’s welfare but prior to police arriving at the home, Jason and his friend had entered the home and found Lindsay’s body in an upstairs bedroom.

Jason and his friend have been ruled out as suspects.

Several other people have been considered persons of interest in the file but as of this time, none are deemed to be suspects.

Officers have investigated leads that have taken them to the Lower Mainland, Calgary and Washington State.

We do know that in late 2007 a cell phone was purchased in the Vancouver area and used exclusively for this crime.  This phone was activated in the Vancouver area in January 2008.

We know that a woman with an accent made contact with Lindsay using this crime phone.  This is the woman who is believed to be involved in Lindsay’s murder.

We know that the phone travelled from the Vancouver area to Greater Victoria within 24 hours of Lindsay’s murder.

We know the phone was registered to a ‘Paulo Rodriquez’.  We believe this name to be fictitious.  With this subscriber name, was an associated address in the Vancouver area.  We have concluded that this address, which does exist, was used as a diversion and has no direct association with any suspects in this crime.

A year ago we held a media conference which focussed on two people, a man and a woman, who we believe murdered Lindsay.  They are still our primary suspects.

The man is described as:

    * Caucasian
    * About 6’ tall
    * With a Medium build
    * Dark, possibly brown hair
    * Wearing a light to medium brown jacket
    * Overall he was well dressed

The woman is described as:

    * Caucasian
    * 35 to 40 years old
    * With short blonde hair
    * Wearing a distinctive white, black and red/pink dress

Currently, we have a core team of four investigators working this file but over these two years, we have employed 73 different officers, tasked with a multitude of responsibilities to help solve this crime.

We have followed up on over 800 investigative leads, 130 of them in the last year.  On December 2nd, 2009, a re-enactment, produced in conjunction with Crimestoppers and Chek TV, first aired.  Since then we have received eight additional tips.

Each tip has been thoroughly investigated and documented.

We have interviewed hundreds of people and identified a number of people of interest.  We believe that one of these people has the information we need to solve this, but for whatever reason, be it fear, loyalty, or criminal intention, they are not talking.

We do not have a suspect identified, nor have we made an arrest.

To ensure that we are conducting the best investigation possible, we have completed both an internal audit of the file, and an external review by an outside agency, namely the Office of Investigative Standards and Practices.  The results of both found that we are meeting all the necessary standards for a major case management file.

Lindsay’s family, along with the Greater Victoria Real Estate Board and the Canadian Real Estate Association, is now offering a reward of $100,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.  We are confident that someone out there has the key piece of information needed to solve this crime.  It is hoped that this reward will provide the motivation necessary to relieve the burden that Lindsay’s murder is weighing on them.

Lindsay's Family Speak

Lindsay's Mother Evelyn and Uncle Art Speaking

Anyone, with any information, is asked to call the Saanich Police at 250-475-4356 or Greater Victoria Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Lindsay did not have a high-risk lifestyle, she was not a criminal, and she was not inviting danger towards herself.  She was a young woman just starting out in life and she is deeply missed by her family and friends.  Help us solve this most treacherous of crimes.

http://www.saanichpolice.ca/crimewatch/media/08_2682Conference2010.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on March 21, 2010, 01:03:49 PM
I had forgotten about this crime until today. I just still cannot believe that this happened in Victoria and the area of Saanich. Why wouldn't this have been solved very quickly. There should have been road blocks put up exiting the city. Victoria, there is only about one way out of there and there is the ferry across to Seattle. The dress she was wearing was like a neon sign, could have been spotted in a heartbeat. But she probably changed her clothing. So if the police think they have the name in the last of the tips they got, keep going back and interviewing them until they break down. Keep taking them in for questioning. There was a lot of mistakes made here in the first hours of this crime. These sketches should have gone on TV immediately after they were made. What are the police thinking about, that's why you get sketches out there so they can be caught. What would be the motive. Did Lindsay ever go with an ex boyfriend of someone in college. Steal somebody's boyfriend, as such. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. There have been several times a female has killed her boyfriend's ex fiance. I had just seen the movie about a case several years ago, "The Stalking of Laurie Stahl". If you didn't see it, you should watch it because it gives an insight into how sick some people are. Maybe a private detective could be hired. But if the police really have a thought about this crime, they can set a person up to fall into a trap. Also they can tap phone lines and watch who is contacting who. This has to be solved, it just has to be. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Lindsay.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: solvy on March 21, 2010, 02:31:41 PM
It almost seems like a revenge killing to me.  I expect the police have considered that someone had a bone to pick with the boyfriend and what better way than to harm someone close to him to exact their revenge.

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on March 21, 2010, 06:12:24 PM
The police said it is a targeted crime. So it would have to be about a boyfriend, I would say. It may not be her current boyfriend, it could be a boyfriend from the past. The police should never stop until they have these people behind bars. I hope the reward helps in getting justice for Lindsay. 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on March 21, 2010, 08:23:35 PM
You would think the police would taken every available avenue at hand in the immediate days of Lindsay's murder, very horrific, out of the norm for a city like Victoria and the fact that she was targeted. Her father could be exactly right, the person is still in Victoria. He must have some reason for thinking this. Also, this female may not have had blond hair, that could've been a wig. The whole getup she had on may have been like they say, a red herring. I mean the dress was so vivid in colour that certainly there was a reason for that. Great lengths were made to get a cell phone with no trace of who phoned. In actual fact, they may usually not be well dressed people and possibly dress like bikers or something. Maybe this is how they avoided detection on that day. Even the FBI should be called in to have a professional profiler to give some insight into her death.  I do hope that Dateline does a program on Lindsay's case. ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sijiazhentan on June 14, 2010, 06:45:11 PM
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3959/sketchvsphoto.jpg) (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/sketchvsphoto.jpg/)

If any serious investigators are curious about this image, please private message me.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 14, 2010, 06:59:39 PM
I certainly can see some similarities in this sketch. Buziak, would that be an East Indian name or was she born in this country? There have been several murders whereby there is revenge against the ex girlfriend, because the new girlfriend does not want the ex in the picture at all. They are obsessed, because they think it is a possibility that he may go back to his ex. This is quite a resemblance and I hope you do get some serious investigators to get the information on this individual. 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sijiazhentan on June 15, 2010, 04:40:28 PM
To address your concern Chet, yes it is a vague sketch. But it's also a unique face with some curious features that seem to correlate with the individual in the picture I've posted.

And most importantly, the links between this person and Lindsay aren't something a google search could create.

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 15, 2010, 04:57:49 PM
I am really thrilled to hear that Dateline is going to be doing a program on this case. I am sure after it has been shown that there will be lots of tips and the case may be solved. I wish that Lindsay had followed her gut feeling about this person wanting her to come alone. I cannot imagine why she would not just ask about three or four people to come with her, I would. What could be the motive??? I hope that you will post on here when the show will be on Dateline. Of course, I am always watching dateline, I love the show.  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: art-hu on June 15, 2010, 09:45:08 PM
What if, the sketch is of a man with a wig on.?? could have been 2 men. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 16, 2010, 06:05:41 PM
art-hu, I had thought of that earlier on also. It very well could have been two males. There are a lot of men that can dress like a woman and look really feminine. I really believe this case is going to be solved. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Chris on June 28, 2010, 06:33:19 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/06/28/bc-lindsay-buziak-realtor-death-saanich.html?ref=rss&loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r1:c0.131235:b35269244


he father of a slain realtor from suburban Victoria is hoping a team of private investigators can help find the killer.

Jeff Buziak says everyone involved is "very frustrated" the case involving his daughter, Lindsay, has not been solved.

The 24-year-old was stabbed to death while showing a $1-million house in Saanich, B.C., in February 2008.

Police say it appears Buziak was intentionally lured to the home by two people pretending to be potential buyers.

Buziak's family, along with the Greater Victoria Real Estate Board and the Canadian Real Estate Association, put up a $100,000 reward for information in February, but the case remains unsolved.

Two private investigators are working as volunteers to help in the cause.

"There are numerous other people assisting and working," Jeff Buziak said.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/06/28/bc-lindsay-buziak-realtor-death-saanich.html?ref=rss&loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r1:c0.131235:b35269244#ixzz0sCJlZSTE
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 29, 2010, 06:09:45 PM
Every available policeman should have been put on this case as soon as the crime was discovered. There must have been surveillance cameras in the area somewhere that would have caught a car or persons fleeing the area. What is the reason Lindsay was targetted, that is the big question????? I do hope that her father is successful in finding out who the murderers are in the death of his beautiful daughter. Time is clicking by and I hope this is not going to be a cold, cold case and never solved. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on July 01, 2010, 06:47:22 PM
Freespirit, I don't think it could have been the boyfriend. I am sure that the police would have investigated that very thoroughly. I don't know if you have read everything that has been posted in other news reports about this case, but I do not believe it was the boyfriend. It certainly is a mystery and I do believe she was targetted, but what was the reason??? She could have been very successful in her job, she must have been getting high commissions on her sales. It could be another agent in the area that was jealous of her success and they were missing out on making sales, that could be a motive. :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: oldentimeragain on July 12, 2010, 09:07:09 PM
We all hope this horrendous crime will be solved.   The fact maybe that the culprits were hired as professional murderers.  It may be that Lindsay was targeted because someone she was involved with, worked with or knew of  was involved in some illegal activity. Perhaps someone she knew had been involved in the drug trade, or ripped off money or ripped of someone in a business deal.  Those persons may have been saying to whomever was responsible, " look what we can do to someone close to you. or someone you care for, we can do the same to you, you had better pay off etc."   Perhaps that is one area the police are investigating, a tie in with someone not quite legal, but outwardly respectable. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on July 12, 2010, 09:29:32 PM
Oldentimer, I used to live in Victoria and know the area that Lindsay was found. It just blew me away that this happened in Victoria. It is a place where that would be the last thing that would ever come across your mind. There definitely had to be a motive in this case. It was noted in another post that a cell phone was purchased in Vancouver months before, so it was planned. But is there a motive about this case that people are not aware of, something Lindsay knew and maybe had not confided in someone???? A secret she may have been many times going to tell and did not? Something she knew got her killed. If the police have investigated the boyfriend, maybe they still are. I do know posters have stated it could be the boyfriend, but what would be the motive for such a vicious crime???? I just know the police are going to solve this, I believe in my heart they will. :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: oldentimeragain on July 25, 2010, 10:31:49 PM
capeheart

you may be right.  Lindsay may have known something but had not really been able to put it all together.  Someone thought she knew their secret or thought she knew more than she did.  Sometimes when only one fact is know, it doesn't add up, and the person involved can't see  the full picture.  She may have been in that position, knew something, but didn't know all of the facts, which left her vulnerable.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on July 26, 2010, 12:49:30 PM
I watched a show this week on a RE agent that was murdered in the US. She was murdered on July 8, 2006. The person who murdered her has since been caught, he has a last name as long as your arm. He had made arrangements to meet a REA and wanted her to come alone, she felt uncomfortable with his request and took her husband with her. When they got to the home where she was to meet him, he was in a sports model car. He told her  his name was Chan Lee. When she got to the address she said, are you Chan Lee and with that, when he saw her husband he took off in the car. However, at the same time he had seen Sarah Walker, a very stunning woman entering a home and he knew she was alone. He came back and he walked right in behind her when she went in the home. His motive was robbery, he tore a Rolex watch of her wrist, which she had bought the day before and also an expensive ring. Sarah fought to keep her items, which was a mistake. He brutally murdered her. There was a long investigation and I am not sure of when he was taken into custody.  North Carolina was the state mentioned, but I am not sure if that is where the crime took place. There were a couple of states mentioned. At the end of the program, I had thought about this case and just thought I would mention it. He is now in custody and I think he is on death row. :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on September 15, 2010, 02:23:13 PM
i live here in victoria cape.....
and there is something very HINKY about the boyfriend....
yes i could be totally wrong, but for some reason i feel very strongly about him.......
I feel the same way. Can't put my finger on it.
Here he speaks for the first time since the murder.
I cannot find a link except on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=614568294276&ref=mf
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 15, 2010, 04:20:07 PM
Victorian and Oldentimer, I know what you mean about her boyfriend. He seems just too cool of a cucumber in my estimation. I mean this murder was just two years old. If I had something like that happen to me, it would be as fresh in my mind as if it was yesterday. He is like a soup that has no flavor to it. Very unaffected in my opinion, very suspicious. And why if they were there would they not have caught the person who did this. They saw a shadow, well there was two of them, why not break in. I will put a little scenario here, could he have been involved in a big drug deal. Could money have been owed and the boyfriend did not follow through on a deal. I don't like his attitude and apparently others are not happy with it either. I will be anxious to see Dateline as stated, this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH ON NBC. Well I will be checking the time it will be on, so others here in Canada will have to check their time for Dateline on Friday nite. Thanks for the link. Hopefully some information will come forward after this has been shown on TV.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 15, 2010, 04:31:10 PM
I believe that he was the target and they could not get him so they killed his girlfriend. Why would anyone not break in, especially when they saw a shadow, this is incredible. Two men, well all I can say, sorry, but they weren't Capers or there would have been a door busted. This does not add up at all what he and his friend did. Sat in the car and waited for the cops, pathetic. I am definitely looking at the boyfriend now as knowing something about the murder of Lindsay. And hopefully new evidence will be brought forward after the program on NBC. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on September 17, 2010, 01:41:29 AM
Her best friend speaks:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=614690893586&ref=mf

ETA:
Video does not play until 2 minutes in. It's blank for the first 2 minutes of play.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 17, 2010, 07:58:50 AM
Victoria, I tried to play that video and it wouldn't play, maybe I'll try later on again. I will be watching NBC tonight, but have to check what time the program is on here.  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on September 17, 2010, 09:21:14 AM
Victoria, I tried to play that video and it wouldn't play, maybe I'll try later on again. I will be watching NBC tonight, but have to check what time the program is on here.  ;) ;) ;) ;)
My apologies. For some reason you have to play it about 2 minutes into it. It's blank for the first while.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 17, 2010, 07:55:04 PM
Victorian, I just watched the program on Lindsay. This was a very upsetting program. I do feel her boyfriend of present, when she was murdered, is involved. I do not believe her ex is invovled at all. However, I do feel that she was attracted to emotionless individuals.These people are all very emotionless, ex boyrfriend and currrent. Yes, Lindsay knew her killer. Her boyrfriend is involved, I would say.  :o :o :o :o :o
I am modifying my comments, I want to say how very upsetting it is for her family, my thoughts and prayers are with them. And yes, Lindsy knew her killer.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: victorian on September 17, 2010, 09:40:39 PM
Victorian, I just watched the program on Lindsay. This was a very upsetting program. I do feel her boyfriend of present, when she was murdered, is involved. I do not believe her ex is invovled at all. However, I do feel that she was attracted to emotionless individuals.These people are all very emotionless, ex boyrfriend and currrent. Yes, Lindsay knew her killer. Her boyrfriend is involved, I would say.  :o :o :o :o :o
I am modifying my comments, I want to say how very upsetting it is for her family, my thoughts and prayers are with them. And yes, Lindsy knew her killer.
I have not seen the special, but from what I have gleaned...I agree with everything you have said/felt.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sleuth on September 19, 2010, 01:16:12 AM
On the link below is an amazing tier of photos of Lindsay Buziak and friends.

Dramatization of B.C. realtor’s murder for U.S. TV nets tips
  By Kim Westad, Postmedia News September 18, 2010


VICTORIA — New tips in the unsolved Lindsay Buziak murder case came in slowly Saturday after more than six million U.S. viewers tuned in to a Dateline NBC segment about the real estate agent’s 2008 stabbing.

“I have been told by our detectives that the responses are numerous but not overwhelming,” Saanich Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. About 100 tips were received by the end of the day.

Buziak, a 24-year-old real estate agent, was killed on Feb. 2, 2008, while showing a house to a couple in the Victoria suburb of Saanich. Buziak was stabbed many times in the chest and head. Her body was found in an upstairs bedroom of the vacant $1-million home by her boyfriend about 15 minutes after her death.

More than two years into the investigation, Saanich police say they have “hit a wall” and are desperate for leads. They took the unusual step of co-operating with the U.S. newsmagazine show in hopes of generating tips on Buziak’s killing. Insp. Rob McColl and Det.-Sgt. Chris Horsely were interviewed extensively on the hour-long segment entitled The Dream House Mystery. Nielsen rating numbers show it reached 6.3 million viewers in the U.S.

While police said the show didn’t disclose anything new to them, some of the information had not been disclosed publicly before.

For instance, six weeks before her death, Buziak visited her father in Calgary and while there, reconnected with two male friends. One month later, one of the men was charged in relation to the largest cocaine bust in Alberta.


Erickson Lopez Delalcazar, then 28 and formerly of Victoria, was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. A two-month undercover Calgary police investigation resulted in police seizing the cocaine, packaged in one-kilogram bricks, in a car and a house, where three handguns and a rifle were also found. More than $200,000 in cash was also found in the car and in the northwest Calgary home.

Buziak was not an informant, police said, but it was possible she heard or saw something that put her life in danger.

Jantzen said the cocaine bust and any connection it could have with Buziak’s killing has been “exhaustively investigated” by Saanich police.

“They must have come against a wall in that line of inquiry as well,” he said.

Jantzen said the show did not divulge anything new to the investigators, but they’re hoping it will result in that one tip that leads to a break.

Saanich police shared about eight to 10 photographs and part of a re-enactment video with Dateline that they’ve not provided to local media, Jantzen said. It was worth sharing those pieces of information with Dateline, he said, in order to have access to its millions of viewers.

“Once we committed to doing the show, there was a requirement to share some materials. It was done with the best of intentions. We want to solve this crime,” Jantzen said.



Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Dramatization+realtor+murder+nets+tips/3545589/story.html#ixzz0zxNkp3pc
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 19, 2010, 09:01:03 AM
The information about the drug bust is possibly the big clue here. Lindsay may not have known a thing about this drug deal or anything related to it, but because the bust went down they could have gotten paranoid and thought that Lindsay did know something and blew the whistle on them. When in essence, she did not know nothing and was totally innocent of any drugs or any deal. But the thing that does bother me is why her boyfriend did not go with her on that evening when she felt uneasy about the appointment she had. There are doubts in my mind about him. I am glad there has been so many people that have watched the show and hopefully the police will get some valid tips and get the case solved. The person that was busted with the largest cocaine bust in Alberta, was he singing about all of this or was he totally uncooperative about Lindsay's murder? We just had a major cocaine bust here in Cape Breton and the young man was from Manitoba. He got caught with the largest cocaine bust or drug bust ever here, 1M and a half worth of cocaine, which was uncut. This is a very big dangerous occupation, dealing in drugs. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: IMO47 on September 20, 2010, 07:40:30 AM
Can someone please put on the link to google maps where the murder took place. I cannot find it. Tx
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on September 20, 2010, 12:42:52 PM
This video shows the best, imo, copied from the last post on page 3

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=614568294276&ref=mf

Jason sounds quite honest as far as I can see by his demeanour; however he says that Lindsay asked him to meet her there...is it a proven that she actually asked him, and then why would she? Did she have a foreboding prior to taking the prospective clients there? Did she tell anyone else she asked Jason to meet her there? That is a little strange, imo. Did she ever before ask friends to meet her when she was showing a house? Normally for a professional deal, it would be the agent and the prospective buyers, unless it was an open house affair for other realtors.
My first instinct knowing Lindsay was still in there and the doors locked would be to call 911 and then get in whatever it took to break in, especially if I had a friend along.
The fact that Jason overheard Lindsay talking about breaking up with him is also bothersome.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on September 20, 2010, 02:23:43 PM
I missed the show on this the other night, but what I recall is that Lindsay called her boyfriend to meet her at the house for sale because she was not 100% comfortable with the appointment to show the house.  She had talked to a man, and then a lady regarding the showing.
He and his buddy went to the house, which was locked.  But Lindsay's vehicle was there, and they could see her shoes in the front entrance.    The boyfriend called 911 for a well-being check, and while waiting for the cops, got into the house and found Lindsay upstairs, stabbed to death.
I believe LE cleared the boyfriend, the cell phone calls and texts confirmed his story.
What I think is the main clue in Lindsay's murder is the cell phone used by the client to contact Lindsay.   The phone was bought
in Vancouver in 2007....late in the year.   It was only used for this crime.   This tells me that this crime was pre-meditated, (well thought out, regarding the phone).   The name and address the purchaser gave the phone co. was fake.   Somehow they need to find out who bought the phone.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 20, 2010, 02:25:38 PM
I had understood that Lindsay was asked to meet the people alone and that she felt uneasy about it. I think he said he could not go with her at the time, but that he would meet her there. But before she went she was feeling uneasy about the appointment, that was my understanding. I believe I had read it here and believe it was stated at some point.  ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on September 20, 2010, 02:26:58 PM
IMO47:   If you bring up Google maps,  if you type in Victoria BC...The city will come up.   And then type in the address (directions to) of the crime scene.....1702 DeSousa Place.    Hopefully that will get you there.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 20, 2010, 02:29:25 PM
Jobo, I definitely agree on what you are stating. This definitely was a premeditated murder and great care was done to cover up the trail, especially to the phone, which was only used on that particular day. This is a high level hit crime, this was done by professional people, big time stuff in my opinion. A great deal has to go forward on this, these people have to be caught. I sure hope that this does not turn into a cold case. :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on September 20, 2010, 02:29:52 PM
Yes, I believe that is the case, Capeheart.   The boyfriend could not go with Lindsay, but arranged to show up later, which unfortunately was too late.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on September 20, 2010, 02:41:48 PM
Another thing:  The couple that met Lindsay at the house were well dressed, from the accounts.   I will venture to say that the woman was dressed so that her outfit, rather than her face, would draw attention.  Like I said, well planned.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on September 22, 2010, 06:52:00 AM
I see what you mean, I just tried to find DeSousa Place, and couldn't.     I checked Victoria and Saanich.     An arrow did come up (near the university), but I couldn't get any closer than that.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: oldentimeragain on September 24, 2010, 12:06:17 AM
capeheart
I think this televison programme has helped illuminate some of the ideas we suggested about what or who Lindsay knew. Here are a few questions that need to be asked.  Is there a connection between Zailo and the drug bust culprits in Alberta? Why did Zailo arrive at the house on DeSousa with a "buddy"? Seeing Lindsay's car, and  then her shoes in the entrance, isn't it logical to assume she was in the house, maybe with the "clients?  Why didn't he just ring the bell or knock, didn't he want to interrupt something, maybe arrived too early? If Zailo was concerned for Lindsays welfare and knowing that she was uneasy, why didn't he put her first in priority, and accompany her?  If Zailo saw a "shadow" in the house, what is the reason for hesitation?  A "shadow" doesn't mean a crime, why not take this as confirmation the "showing" was going on and knock at the door?  A lot of questions and I believe too much self effacing behaviour.  All of the above is 100% speculation.  Hope the police are asking these and alot more questions of these people.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on September 25, 2010, 01:13:34 PM
Oldentimer, my thoughts exactly on the whole scenario after the boyfriend and his friend came to the house. If he saw her shoes, that would be enough to make get into the house. This whole story is not credible to me, common sense prevails and if this guy had any, he would have did everything he could to get into the home. It does not add up at all, it just does not add up this story. ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on December 21, 2010, 04:26:43 AM
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Lindsay+Buziak+murder+tips+flood+Saanich+police+phone+lines/3558460/story.html (http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Lindsay+Buziak+murder+tips+flood+Saanich+police+phone+lines/3558460/story.html)
 
 
Lindsay Buziak murder tips flood Saanich police phone lines
 
 
By Jeff Bell, Victoria Times Colonist September 21, 2010
  StoryPhotos ( 11 )

 More Images »  A portrait of Lindsay Buziak hangs behind Saanich police Sgt. John Price as he speaks at a news conference a year ago in which information was released about her 2008 stabbing death. The crime remains unsolved.Photograph by: Darren Stone, Times ColonistTips keep coming in by phone and e-mail in the aftermath of last Friday’s Dateline NBC report on the Lindsay Buziak murder.

The 24-year-old real estate agent was stabbed to death on Feb. 2, 2008 after meeting a man and a woman, whom she believed to be possible buyers, at a home in Gordon Head.

The number of tips that had been compiled rose to 160 as of Tuesday morning, and many more remained to be looked at, said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

“There are still more calls that have yet to be returned and tips that have been sent by e-mail that have to be processed. I am told that many, many tips are coming in my e-mail.”

Tipsters from as far away as New Jersey in the east and Hawaii in the west have made contact, Jantzen said.

“The phone is described as ringing constantly. There are some live calls that are taken by our officers as time permits and as their workload permits while they’re there working on this information.

“The tip are being collated into different categories. Many of those tips that are being sent of us are investigative suggestions and theories of viewers who watched the program.”

Most of those suggestions and theories have turned out to be redundant, and none of the other tips has led to a big change in the case, Jantzen said.

“There is nothing overtly new to our investigators that arose from the program.”

The tips will be assessed and some could lead to further investigation, Jantzen said.

Eight to 10 officers are involved on the case. Even with the influx of tips, Jantzen said they are eager for more input.

“We encourage people to call us if they have information.”

He said the Saanich police department had a positive reaction to the 45-minute Dateline segment.

“We were satisfied as an organization that this was an accurate portrayal of the investigation to date, and that it was a clear and concise portrayal of Lindsay Buziak’s life cut short because of these tragic circumstances.”

Still, there is more to the investigation than the show could convey, Jantzen said.

“[It] was not an exhaustive report of all the investigative steps that have been taken in this two-year investigation,” he said.

The local tip line for the Buziak case is 250-475-4356, the international line is 1-888-980-1919, and e-mails can be sent to tips@saanichpolice.ca.

jwbell@tc.canwest.com

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Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on December 21, 2010, 04:29:30 AM
Mr. Buziak with a private investigator have narrowed down the suspect list to 5. Wonder if it will have Edmonton connections...

Buziak father says he knows killers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux4T51IYsUs#)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on December 21, 2010, 06:40:13 AM
It's sounds like they are closing in on the suspects.  It will be interesting if there is a connection to Edmonton.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on December 21, 2010, 05:59:08 PM
This is great news and hopefully those people will be facing a judge in the very near future, charged with FDM of Linday's death. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on December 21, 2010, 07:11:52 PM
Lindsay's parents had to hire a private investigator to figure this crime out.   I am glad they have some answers, and a possible (probable) case.    The problem here is that, once again, the Victim's family is not only in pain for the loss of their daughter....they have to hand out a lot of money to get answers/progress.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on December 21, 2010, 08:27:53 PM
I wonder how far they would be if they turned their tips into Police when they discovered them. The Police forces seem to be really bare boned for such a crucial service, both the RCMP and City Police. It seems that Mr. Buziak has put alot of his own time in as one can see from that large book on the case. I hope for their sake they are just around the corner from making arrests.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: solvy on February 02, 2011, 11:15:11 PM
By: The Canadian Press

Date: Wednesday Feb. 2, 2011 6:00 AM PT

VICTORIA — The grieving father of murdered Vancouver Island real estate agent Lindsay Buziak marks the third anniversary of his daughter's death with a memorial walk.

Jeff Buziak says he's determined to find Lindsay's killer and the 15 kilometre Walk For Justice through the Victoria suburb of Saanich will remind the public about the case.

The 24-year-old Victoria-area real estate agent was stabbed to death on Feb. 2, 2008 as she showed a vacant home in Saanich.

Police believe she was lured to the upscale home for what she thought was a showing and she reportedly told colleagues she had an uneasy feeling about the appointment.

No arrests have been made.

Buziak's father says today's walk and candlelight vigil begins at 10 a.m. in Saanich and travels past the home where his daughter died, before ending in front of the Saanich municipal where police are expected to update the investigation.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on February 04, 2011, 05:26:53 PM
Solvy, thanks for that information. I hope her dad is successful in getting to who has committed this horrible crime. Keep it in the news and somebody will crack, they won't be able to keep it a secret. :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jessica on March 19, 2011, 09:24:20 AM
I was thinking about this case after watching the tv version . I know the men in her life seem kind of I dont know ....vacant  sort of unattached people, but I'm wondering if its just a natural reaction to being fearful under suspicion. I think its plausible that none of her freinds know more than their saying. I personally think this is  a sex crime and the whole thing was set up well in advance. The accents and the attire of the suspects seem like obvious disguises the woman could have very well been a man dressed up as a woman. The dress reminds me of something I have seen cross dressers/ trannies wear. I have noticed cross dresser men often dress in gaudy overstated garments that a real woman of that age would never wear .  The accent could have been fake and that's one reason she  may have felt unsure? The using an accent and being so aggressive with her about an immediate  sale kind of makes me think they were nervous or a sense maybe of annoyance ?Like maybe they missed their first attempt and this was quick alternative to the second one.

If this was a targeted hit about something she knew like a drug deal why would they stab her why not shoot her . If they were hired to kill her why in  such a personal way ?.  Why stab her so many times ? Why put themeselves in danger of being recognized especially with what would be obviouse blood all over the both of them foot mark impressions and blood platter  and the threat of their own blood being mixed in with hers. Its hard to not cut yourself with a knife.  If they were doing this as a revenge kill why not strangle her  . The knife seems like a rage /sex thing. I wonder if she met these people away from Vancouver like on a trip even a trip out of the country?

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on March 20, 2011, 11:27:57 AM
Well if there was no mystery couple, that would throw the whole investigation into a whirl. I mean all that time focusing on wrong information could have really done harm into getting this case solved. It would be interesting to know who gave the police this information and why it was thought to be credible. It could have been to throw investigators right off the track. I think the case should go right back to the boyfriend who did not enter the home, because he waited from someone else to come, I don't get it. I think everybody should be thoroughly investigated, everyone who was questioned should be requestioned by another officer. Somebody look at this case with fresh eyes and just go over everything from scratch. And it does sound like a personal revenge thing, an overkill, I would say. Very sad for Lindsay's family to have to go through all of this and still nobody arrested. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on March 26, 2011, 05:17:38 PM
Mr Buziak, it sure is a fraustrating story that you are telling. I realize how you must feel. I know the police cannot give detailed information out of a file, because it could contaminate any evidence they do have. However, I feel that they should be taking time to keep you informed of some aspects of the case. Are you saying that someone's life was threatened, do you mean Lindsay's, before she was killed??? Who was refused police protection and if so and it could be proven, maybe you should hire a lawyer and sue them. I know that the San Police are only a small portion of Victoria, as I used to live there. I really think they need an FBI profiler on this case or someone who is really knowledgeable in homicide investigations. I truly hope you get some answers, a way to long with no person in custody.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on March 28, 2011, 10:34:42 PM
Capeheart and others, its hard for anyone especially people living elsewhere in the country to follow this case. Its a complex one period but it doesn't help when things get garbled over time and on various blogs such as posting the incorrect date of her death. I've corrected it above to February 2 not Jan 31. Anyway I realize everyone's heart is in the right place and we all want answers that the police cannot provide. You get the gist that it is a small town police force but whether bigger guns will be brought in or can help remains to be seen. Certainly people are pushing for that. I can't wait for the day this murder is solved finally. If you want more information I suggest start by getting the facts via googling and reading the articles that were published in the Times Colonist (inadequate and confusing info at times, but its a start). Then you get extra information and opinions on the blogs, which you have to sift trough to separate fact from speculation.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on March 28, 2011, 10:51:29 PM

Hi leonagleant and welcome.

I've changed the date of Lindsay's death from January 31 to February 2. Thanks for pointing that out.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: sherlockholmes on April 06, 2011, 06:17:35 PM
Here is an article about the drugs bust.
http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2009/06/09/9734301-sun.html
N.B. There are a number of accused with Hispanic names. The mobile phone used in the commission of the crime was registered to a Paulo Rodriguez, another Hispanic name. It was a false name, admittedly, but if you look and sound Hispanic, you will not use a false name like Jock MacTaggart...It appears to be a targetted hit, but the use of a knife as the murder weapon gives it a personal element. Was it a revenge killing for (perceivably) putting somebody's spouse or relative away? I do not know what is the latest on the composite drawing, but when I first saw it, I thought it is someone from south of the Rio Grande.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: sherlockholmes on April 06, 2011, 08:39:08 PM
Tallahassee, that the investigation is botched, I have no questions about. As for it being a local crime, it may very well be, but I have not seen any concrete evidence one way or the other. That the police publicly absolved a whole family I find most curious. If the investigation was intentionally botched, as opposed to just carried out in an incompetent manner, as it was suggested in some circles, the question arises as to why that was so.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: sherlockholmes on April 07, 2011, 09:24:55 AM
Cui bono?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: sherlockholmes on April 08, 2011, 12:49:43 AM
It appears that not many people around here are familiar with Lingua Romana, so I will ask it in plain English: who was to benefit from Lindsay Buziak's death?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on April 08, 2011, 01:24:29 PM
I don't think anyone unless she knew about her Calgary friends being into drug dealing.  I think the cellphone is a key piece of info.  Was it pay as you go or a contract? Did they pay the bill? How?  When you sign up for a cellphone you usually have to produce ID and they check your credit history.  I am assuming it was pay as you go.  Was the phone ever recovered?  Did the ex bf ever make a trip to Vancouver around this time?  Did Lindsay tell anyone about this couple viewing the house or only the boyfriend?  If she only told the boyfriend, there would be a chance there was no such couple, especially if he was involved.  I think this case is solvable and agree that there are obvious flaws in the investigation.  Such as not releasing a sketch until a year later and the reasoning provided was to draw more media!?  Seriously?! I would be outraged.  I think she was a target.  This person is not a serial killer, they only wanted her dead.  How did the person enter the house, any foot prints or finger prints? Did the autopsy mention how long she may have been dead for?  Could the boyfriend killer her earlier then return with a friend?  I know without a doubt if I felt uncomfortable about something my boyfriend would come with me or we would schedule a time when he could be there.  In realestate generally when you are interested in buying you have a pre approval and that shows the realtor you are serious and interested.  If these people didn't have that is it really believable they would buy that day?  They would have to look into approval for a mortgage so that doesn't seem like a likely case...
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Poirot on April 10, 2011, 06:14:41 PM
Hi MSprenkels:

I'll try to answer some of your questions here in point form:

Yes, the phone was 'pay as you go'.
The phone was never recovered.

Yes, Lindsay told her father, some friends, and a few fellow realtors that she would be meeting with the couple.

There were footprints (blood) leading down the stairs from the bedroom, and out the back patio door.

No one is privy to the autopsy reports (yet), not even the family.

Question:  when you ask if the ex-boyfriend took a trip to Vancouver around the time of purchase of the cell phone, are you referring to Matt McDuff?  (Or did you mean the boyfriend she was seeing at the time of her murder, Jason Zailo?)

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on April 11, 2011, 10:19:30 AM
I meant the boyfriend Jason, sorry.

Hmm ok since she told other people it wouldn't make sense that the boyfriend was involved otherwise he would have to have involved other people to call her and set up this meeting.  Too many people would be involved to keep this secret.

Whoever this women is that is involved it surprises me she has kept her mouth shut.  If this is related to the druggie friends in calgary, perhaps one of those guys had a girlfriend, and they may have felt Lindsay was a threat somehow whether it was her knowing something, or her talking to her boyfriend, a guy could probably convince a girl to go along with the scheme.  But I think women talk, relationships fall apart, and they hold this big secret that they will eventually need to tell.... Unless she is not alive anymore.  If the theory of the people involved in drugs were true. They were obviously willing to do what it took to keep their secret safe.

I always believe the more people involved in a crime, the better chance that someone will say something..
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on April 11, 2011, 02:08:43 PM
I can't help but think that there is someone from Lindsay's past that pre-planned this murder.   The police should have looked into all past relationships Lindsay had with males and females.  Personal and proffessional.
 The cell phone being bought a few months before the crime, to me, shows that the phone was bought for that reason only and under a false name.
Also, it mentions how well dressed the couple was....I am thinking the woman was purposely dressed so strikingly, as to have any witness looking at how 'fine looking' she was, rather than at her face.   She was wearing bright attractive colours.   The man was dressed nicely, too. 
I think whoever planned this murder had a great imagination, and covered a lot of bases.   The phone was pre-planned.  The killer(s) dressed as to take witness's eyes to their attire, rather than what they actually looked like.  Set up as an arranged appointment to show a house.  That would not seem suspicious.   Done swiftly and surely and the perps gone before the boyfriend and his friend get there.   

I wonder if investigators can determine who is looking at properties listed for sale on the internet.  Do sites keep track of visitors?  If someone goes on MLS.CA...for example, there is an agreement you have to read and accept...then you go into the website to view listings right across Canada.  Is there any way to trace that?   
These perps would have watched Lindsay's listings to determine which house they wanted to do the crime at.   They may have just read the papers instead, I guess.
I will have to go back and read, but wasn't there a Private Investigator on the case? 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on April 11, 2011, 03:11:05 PM
Couldnt where the phone was purchased tracked down, any surviellence?  I noticed you can buy pay as you go at 711 stores.

Yes I agree, this was very planned. 

If the skirt was quite distinctive, maybe someone would recognize it..
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on April 11, 2011, 03:22:52 PM
I would imagine that the outfit is long gone.   Destroyed along with the phone.   I honestly think these people were that cunning that they destroyed those items along with the weapon, in another town/city.   I would even bet the outfit the woman wore was bought especially for that murder, just like the phone.
Was there a private investigator on this case?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on April 11, 2011, 03:56:10 PM
Yes seems as though there was at some point.  The father has a facebook page set up for his daughter..
If you google her name alot of blogs come up with some speculations.

Apparently shortly before this happened another realtor met with a suspcious man, the realtor opened the door for the man to let him enter the home first, when the realtor refused to lead the man thru the house, the man decided not to view the home.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on April 12, 2011, 06:00:41 PM
I am very surprised about her cell phone not being found. Wouldn't she have the phone with her at all times. And what would be the purpose of taking her cell phone. Is it a possibility that a number was there that could be traced to someone. And I guess her cell phone records would have all of the numbers that were called. It does seem like she was targetted, but for what reason? I believe that trip she took prior to this had something to do with. She knew something or saw something about drug dealings and that is what got her killed. What other reason or a jealous boyfriend.  :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on April 12, 2011, 10:08:41 PM
Lindsays father seems very determined to solve this.  His facebook group for Lindsay has a lot of info on suspects.  One of the suspects gf posted some nasty things in there and made a second facebook page...
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: moomur on April 21, 2011, 04:34:22 PM
can you send links?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Veronica on May 16, 2011, 06:57:20 PM
It appears that not many people around here are familiar with Lingua Romana, so I will ask it in plain English: who was to benefit from Lindsay Buziak's death?

I'm new.. I hope I did this right. I'm going waaaaay out of the box here. Lindsey Buziak was a young and fickle woman. She left a long term relationship to establish another long term relationship, and then decided she wasn't happy and supposedly mentioned how  much she missed the ex she'd left for the new guy.  OK. How about this: She seems sure enough to be able to get her old guy back because she mentioned how much she missed him. I saw the Dateline show that suggested she might have mentioned to others her intend to leave her current relationshp for her exboyfriend, who was in another relationship and had apparently moved on.  So, lets say the girlfriend of the ex found out about this. She invested lots of time and energy and effort in the relationship with Lindsey's ex.. So, she plans a way to get her out of the picture. So as not to be threatened in anyway. She hires people to kill Lindsey and thus, eliminate the competition. I'm wondering, did the Lindsey's ex marry the girl he was with when Lindsey was murdered? I know. Waaaay out there. But still and all. It's been done before. Just sayin.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Veronica on May 16, 2011, 07:10:01 PM
Also, has anyone interviewed the girlfriend of the ex that Lindsay wanted to go back to?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on May 18, 2011, 08:53:01 AM
Veronica, I can't answer any of your questions, but maybe someone on here can. I do believe the police have possibly questioned these people. But your thoughts are definitely ideas of how things could have happened, we like to hear other views. It is a tragedy and we do hope his case will be solved. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on May 18, 2011, 10:05:15 AM
Veronica,
Sounds like you know Lindsay.  If you have names for these people I could find out if they have married.  Does this girl bare any resemblace to the sketch of the female?  I know girls can be vicious as there have been several news stories of girls fighting over a boy and one ends up dead....  This seems way more elaborate than a fight.  She would have done this very secretly and kept her jealousy to herself or maybe mentioned it to a close friend..
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: dipstick on August 05, 2011, 03:57:27 PM
Jason & Cohen arrive at 5:45. Drive into the cul-de-sac, hardly a road. Jason claims to see two shadows through the frosted glass doors as he glances to his left from the driver's side of the vehicle. He said the door was slightly ajar and then it closed. Jason continues further into the cul-de-sac, he doesn't back in so that he can get a clear view of the front door of the house. His only view now is through his rear view mirror or twisting his neck to look back. From the passenger seat Cohen would not even have a clear view of the front door as Jason would. They sit there for 10 - 15 minutes, then head out onto Torquay, park in the spot at the side of the house, then sit there for another 15 minutes. It is now 6:15 and Jason finally decides to go to the front door. He finds it locked, panics, then calls 911. So if the couple exited the back door through the fence and onto Torquay we know it did not happen between 6:00/6:15, because if they had Jason & Cohen could not have missed them. So they had to have left that home sometime between 5:50-6:00. That was the time that Jason chose to sit in front of the house facing away from the home. Most convenient. Yes, that gave the couple plenty of time to be miles away and at their safehouse.

The big question is where was there vehicle parked, who dropped them off and picked them up. Was the get-a-way vehicle, a sedan, a van, an SUV. Did anyone see anything? Bigger question is, when he saw only his girlfriend's car parked in the driveway and no other vehicle around wouldn't that be the time to push the panic button. If he saw this couple through the glass but no car, why did he not get out of his vehicle look up and down Torquay to check to see if there was a vehicle parked within eyesight. If there wasn't a vehicle he sure as hell should have been kicking in that front door immediately. I mean, this storyline sends shivers down my spine.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 05, 2011, 04:58:26 PM
If the cell phone was activated via the internet...why can't the authorities trace what computer was used to do this?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: dipstick on August 05, 2011, 07:12:59 PM
Hello jobo, I do not know if the computer was traceable. There is a group of private citizens investigating this and have made tremendous progress Dateline NBC covered this murder in an episode called the Million Dollar Dream House, this is the best way to learn about this murder.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 06, 2011, 07:48:17 AM
Yeah, I don't know that fact either....IP address or something like that?   Chris (or anyone else with the computer knowledge).  Can you answer my question for me please?   If you can trace who activated the phone via the internet?
Thanks for the Dateline info, I'll watch it on the computer, if I can.   
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Trouble445 on August 06, 2011, 08:55:23 AM
Anyone can buy a prepaid cell at the grocery store (no ID needed) and make up a false name while activating online or over the phone, that's why dial a dope dealers and gangs use them.
Also prepaid cell are used by abused women from shelters for emergencies so they cannot be traced by the abusers.
( BTW I used to work for a cell co. for many years)

The dateline show is on Youtube links below:

NBC Crime Mystery - Dream House Murder

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-teRisRRI

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFAMlOB2-I&feature=related

part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExL5cKeDXc8&feature=related

part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecV92yqFa3E&feature=related

part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noo-6OR0ZJw&feature=related

part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUdVg_17tQg&feature=related

There are also video there on from Lindsay's family and others about the case you can watch. just search her name.

Hope this helps those that wanted to watch this show and missed it. I hope this case gets solved.
 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 06, 2011, 09:59:31 AM
I do understand that about cells I suppose, but:   If someone activates it online doesn't the cell phone company have the IP address which every seperate computer has?      I don't mean necessarily tracing the phone, which you are saying is next to impossible, But, tracing the computer that was used to activate the phone.

Thanks for the links.....I have Dateline bookmarked...  In case the cable goes out, I just watch Dateline on the computer....;)

This crime against Lindsay was so pre-planned it is upsetting there is no POI's.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Annastaisha on August 06, 2011, 01:19:17 PM
Unless the computer was a "public" one.. say at a library or internet cafe or perhaps just a laptop using an open internet connection - many people and businesses fail to password protect their networks... and some are deliberately left open such as those at a hotel where it is offered for guests.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: dipstick on August 08, 2011, 06:19:53 PM
This is a link to the facebook discuss Lindsay's father started. This group has worked very hard together and all but solved this very complicated case. http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=306153774041&topic=18371
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 08, 2011, 07:17:02 PM
So....the authorities can trace the computer that activated the phone.   That may not directly lead them to the perp, but it will tell them what address the computer is at, whether it be a Public Library or someone's home...correct?
I have to be confident that after 3 years the police have looked at many people as being possibly connected.   Some ruled out immediately, others may have taken longer to rule out.   What if one of those people had ties to where this computer was?   I would love to know what the police know/did on this issue with the cell that was seemingly only used for this murder of Lindsay. 

 It has to be an ex of some sort.    An ex-boyfriend, ex-boyfriend's girlfriend.   Boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.   Ex- business associate. 
 This crime, planned in advance, and carried out swiftly and secretly, must be someone, somehow associated with her.  But why would a (supposed) man and woman (nicely dressed) want to kill Lindsay?    Sounds like she sold higher-end real estate.   Could someone she dealt with in the past have a grunge against her?  Enough to want her dead?   We have all heard stories where people's perceived injustices against them can manifest into abnormal thoughts of wanting to 'get even' to actually planning and carrying out murder.
  The woman at the real estate showing is described as attractively dressed, perhaps the man with her would do anything for her, including murder?     It might sound far-fetched to some of you, but I can't help but think the cops have missed someone in Lindsay's past either personal or professional.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: dipstick on August 11, 2011, 04:54:15 PM
Jobo, check out the facebook group some of the answers to your questions are there, the case is teatering on being resolved it will just take a little more.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: eyeswideopen on August 11, 2011, 07:46:44 PM
A question for Periot on here.  I am wondering how you come to know these facts about the cell phone, the bloody tracks and the autopsy.  Are you a close family member , or perhaps a police officer , just wonder how you were privey to these facts thats all.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 12, 2011, 05:57:18 AM
Thanks dipstick....I should have read the facebook page the first time you told me to....;)     I am still reading it as it is hard for me to follow with all these other names coming up.   I shall dig a little more into  facebook today.  Guess I am not too far off with my suspicions. 
One thing I will say is that Lindsay has an awesome Dad and friends, they have done so much digging....I just wish the cops would get their man (woman) sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 12, 2011, 06:41:07 AM
One thing I noticed while reading is that it has been stated more than once that the 2 perps didn't have a car in the driveway, or out front of the house.   And boards were removed from the fence....planned getaway route?   Wonder when the boards were removed?

I honestly think the woman perp was dressed like she was so that any witnesses might be looking more at her dress and how nice she looked in it, rather than at her face.   

I have now read 2 different accounts as to why Jason was at the house.   One says he had papers for Lindsay to sign, the other says Lindsay was a bit leery of these 'new clients' and arranged for Jason to stop by.   

Lindsay's fears must have been alleviated when she met the clients at the house, as she did remove her shoes to show the house.   So, that tells me she DIDN'T recognize these people as being a threat.     
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on September 13, 2011, 07:46:59 PM
Veronica, the couple you ask about did marry and/or have a child together. Your theory is not a bad one objectively speaking and has probaby crossed other people's minds, though in this case the individuals are apparently close to Linday's father and supportive to him. So to put it another way, those who know them do not have reason to suspect them. The FB website has shone a light in another direction entirely and has become increasingly embattled in their stance towards the police. While the FB site may give one the impression that the case will be solved soon, it's going on four years now and not a peep from the police recently.

Unlike many murdered women in BC, Lindsay was clearly not killed by a loner depraved hillbilly. It was a somewhat sophisticated "upscale" operation involving planning and trickery. The case is unique and when it is finally solved there will be quite a story to tell in court I imagine.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on November 01, 2011, 02:20:09 AM
Researching material on another eastern case I found this link, very interesting. If this is the case, no matter how much  evidence is compiled will police want to tackle those who are suggested to be involved? The cases in this link are spread across the country from west to east. All have either connection to people involved  in criminal activity in high levels or are involved.

http://www.gangstersout.com/murders.htm
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: solvy on November 01, 2011, 09:14:48 AM
Sap, a good link, and could explain why so many cases are not cleared.  Are the HA taking over the country? It would seem so.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on November 01, 2011, 09:32:42 AM
Sap, a good link, and could explain why so many cases are not cleared.  Are the HA taking over the country? It would seem so.

Solvy, scary situation. They are worldwide and into everything illegal. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on November 02, 2011, 12:43:57 PM
http://www.viccity.ca/v2/news/3442/Tips+trickle+in+after+Saanich+police+reveal+details+of+2008+Buziak+murder+to+American+TV+show/
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on December 28, 2011, 04:07:52 PM
About the only known activity in this case since 2010 has been a lively bunch of Facebook posters desperate to solve this crime (along with Lindsay's father) who have since migrated on from Facebook to a new dedicated web site on the subject that you can probably find by googling.

At one point there was even a "war" going on between two facebook sites and it led to people unrelated to the actual murder case but active on the sites being "outed" and harrassed at their work if you can believe that.

It's an important case for the Saanich police to solve and they haven't given up but they haven't said much either since the Dateline debut, other than that someone knows something and has to come forward.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: MSprenkels on December 30, 2011, 12:54:51 AM
I doubt HA, they aren't really women killers and their hits are usually not very elaborate.  Their style would be shooting at her while she was outside.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: justice on January 20, 2012, 12:44:10 PM
I just watched the dateline special, fairly informative, I'll tell you who my number 1   poi would be, the original poi's mother.  Heres my reasoning, she is a woman, and I believe a woman is behind this, she works at the same branch as lindsay, she could access lindsay's schedule and would most likely know her procedures, movements, etc.  Lindsay went to see her Dad to tell him she was going to leave her boyfriend, what if boyfriend's mom overheard a phone call or convo at the office, lindsay went to see her dad 6 weeks before her murder, the cell phone was purchased 4-6 weeks before her murder, and the day before her murder, boyfriend's mother is claiming Lindsay told her she was scared of her ex!!!!!!  Which had never been heard of by anyone else.  Was someone trying to create a false motive 24 hours before, seems ironic.  The motives I can come up with are jealousy and hate, of work, of success, of youth , of a sons affection..  Does anyon have any theories or regarding this theory.  I almost forgot part 6/6 dateline via youtube watch the boyfriend brush a tar from his eye, then watch out as they pan out to mom, she looks at son rub his eye, then repeats his action on herself, seemed very hastily contrived and disingenuine.That was an  ah-ha moment for me.  I could keep going, but will stop here for now.  My goal wasn't to accuse someone here but to think outside the box and to use what knowledge we have on this case.  I would really like to know from cell phone records whenboyfriend talked to mother last the day of lindsays murder.  and who the pocket dial call from lindsays phone went to.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on January 23, 2012, 10:01:03 PM
Justice: I followed this case closely for awhile and I can tell you that your theory is a popular one, but not one that the police seem interested in. I understand that the family you allude to have all passed polygraphs and cooperated. I also understand that there was a phone call from boyfriend to mother when he found himself locked outside the house and trying to get in to see if Lindsay was okay (she in fact had already been murdered at this point). The police have said the pocket dial was not significant, it was an accidental call to someone who had not talked to Lindsay in a long while. Sad that there's been no arrest yet in this case and in a week or so it will the 4th anniversary of her murder. Her father organized a walk for justice on the anniversary last year.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: justice on January 23, 2012, 11:02:02 PM
Thanks for the reply :) I feel even more suspicious now that you mentioned son talked to mom outside the house that night!!!  I too just read somewhere about the polygraph, I wonder in what context the polygraph questions were asked  were they in regardto the son knowing or having info about the murder, what I'm getting at is was there questions directed to the mom if she.was involved in the crime but I guess we won't know the answers to that. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on January 24, 2012, 07:50:27 PM
I understand son called mom in order to find out how to get into house as she was also working at the same real estate agency as Lindsay, though I can't say for certain. I don't know the details of the polygraph of course but I do know that some have tried to discredit the police force and their polygraphs due to some bad press they got in another regard. Certainly word on the street is that Lindsay's involvement with her boyfriend might have in some way led to her demise, but again there's no proof of that, and the police have not pointed fingers in any one direction. If her boyfriend was involved in anything criminal he certainly hasn't been charged in any public way.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Trouble445 on January 28, 2012, 07:11:30 PM
That was an interesting find on the "Gangsters Out Blog" regarding Lindsay Buziak's murder:

http://gangstersout.blogspot.com/2011/07/lindsay-buziaks-murder.html
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Speaking of Calgary cocaine, let's revisit Lindsay Buziak's murder. She was the realtor that was viciously murdered after showing a couple a home in Saanich in what police described at the time to be an 'intentionally targeted' attack.

A year and a half later police release video footage to the public it had given to the TV show Dateline which did an episode on the murder. Saanich police did not see the Dateline show before it aired.

Sgt. Dean Jantzen said while some of the information may have been new to the public, it was not new to police. That information includes a trip to Calgary Buziak took six weeks before her killing. She visited her father who lives there, and also caught up with an old friend. That man, Erickson Lopez Delalcazar, was charged a few days before Buziak's murder in the largest cocaine trafficking case in Alberta. Delalcazar, then 28, is from Victoria.

It was speculated that some idiot thought she was the rat and fell to the same fate Britney Irving did in Kelowna. That kind of paranoia is disturbing. Even more disturbing is murdering someone for being a rat when they weren't.

Operation High Noon, which began with a raid in January 2008, netted 42 kg of cocaine from a safe in a home in the 300 block of Hawthorne Dr. N.W. Calgary. Police also found 25 kg of the drug in the same home a week earlier. It was the largest cocaine bust in Calgary and in Alberta's history.

Graham Scott Taylor, 30, of Calgary and Erickson Lopez Delalcazar, 28, of Victoria, B.C. are both charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

So the new information released to the public in the Dateline segment that the police confirm is true, was that Linda took a trip to Calgary to visit her father and met up with an old friend named Erickson Lopez Delalcazar who was charged a few days before Buziak's murder in the largest cocaine trafficking case in Alberta. Delalcazar, then 28, is from Victoria.

Lindsey met an old friend in Calgary right before he was busted and they were both from Victoria. It is an interesting coincidence. The criminal organization hasn't been named but it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out who runs the cocaine trade in Calgary and who runs it in Victoria.

No one thinks Lindsay was involved in the drug trade. No one thinks Lindsey ratted out her old friend during that short visit. However, given the timing of the visit and the frenzy of the vengeance it is highly possible someone affiliated with that drug bust decided to blame her and that was why she was murdered. Tragic.
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I have no idea who wrote the above but it does bring up interesting questions.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on January 28, 2012, 10:09:27 PM
There will be a second annual walk for justice on the fourth anniversary of the murder February 2, 2012, commencing at 10 a.m. at the graveyard where Lindsay's remains are interred in Saanich, continuing through Saanich past the house where Lindsay was murdered and winding up at the District of Saanich municipal hall. I think the walk is about 13 K or so. Last year representatives of the police force participated.

As for the Calgary angle, police claim publicly to have exhausted all efforts in that direction and do not believe it has a real connection to her murder.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on February 01, 2012, 07:20:05 PM
Here is an update with details of the walk for justice tomorrow:

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Memorial+walk+mark+four+years+since+Lindsay+Buziak+killing/6085558/story.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: D1 on May 05, 2012, 01:00:09 PM
Lindsey's dad is becoming more vocal and active. Time has moved along too slow with too little results and he is losing faith.
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120505/jeff-buziak-unsanctioned-reward-120505/ (http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120505/jeff-buziak-unsanctioned-reward-120505/)
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CTVNews.ca Staff

Date: Sat. May. 5 2012 12:39 PM ET

The father of a murdered British Columbia real estate agent is offering a "substantial" reward and "relocation" to anyone connected to the crime who comes forward with information.

Jeff Buziak's public poster and letter campaign has raised the ire of police in Saanich, B.C. who have asked the public to ignore it.

Lindsay Buziak, 24, was stabbed to death in February 2008 inside a home she was showing, police say.

Although he won't say how much money is being offered as a reward, a letter being delivered to the public states it's "well beyond any amounts offered to this point."

The letter also states there's another option for anyone who comes forward.

"That option is an out for you of relocation, identity change, and payment of serious monies that will make the rest of your life enjoyable and free of all repercussions from this nightmare."

Buziak said he's lost faith in police and along with a group of volunteers is working seven days a week attempting to solve the case within legal limits.

"We're using every opportunity we have to try and assist in the investigation for the murder of my daughter Lindsay," he told CTV Vancouver Island.

"We're missing a critical piece of information to close this case finally and so we'll go to any lengths to do that," Buziak said.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said Buziak's offer a reward and relocation isn't condoned by investigators.

"This is something that is done outside the purview of the investigation and it has no legitimacy or authority behind it," he told CTV Vancouver Island.

"We would encourage people, again, if they receive this to ignore any offers that might have been made," he said.

Jantzen said relocation offers do exist, but they're put forward by police and not members of the public.

He said police are committed to solving the murder.

"We continue to investigate this and we have applied many resources to it. We are here to see it through to the end and we're hopeful for a successful outcome," he said.

Jeff Buziak isn't convinced.

"I question the energy, the resolve and the dedication they have to solving this case," he said.

"We're over four years now . . . we have no suspects, we have no arrests and we have no new information," Buziak said.

Buziak's supporters are also canvassing the neighbourhood where his daughter was killed and distributing the letters requesting information.

"I'm a father. Someone butchered my daughter. I think any father would hunt these people down," he said.

"That's what motivates me every day."

With files from CTV Vancouver Island's Andrew Johnson

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120505/jeff-buziak-unsanctioned-reward-120505/#ixzz1u1TJl9Ts
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on May 05, 2012, 04:17:49 PM
Wow!! Four long years.  Good for the Dad in taking matters into his own hands.
The cops can't solve it, it is obviously sitting on the back burner, when one considers time, in most jurisdications this would be considered a cold case.  Four long years, and still nothing? Shocking!! Incompetent in the investigation? A very complex investigation?  Or - LE do not have a clue? - Just muddling along. Keep the public quiet, give a few words and platitudes here and there, hoping it will all go away in the end.
The father with his frustration, having to go "over the top" for answers.

JB
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: D1 on May 05, 2012, 07:46:08 PM
I don't know what anyone can really do in that situation but obviously Linda's dad feels he has to try something different and apparently has the resources. Must be awful to just be told we are still working on it as time slips on by day after day, 4 years and still counting. We have so many similar cases listed here, the same standard statements given time after time, some going on 4o years +.

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He said police are committed to solving the murder.

"We continue to investigate this and we have applied many resources to it. We are here to see it through to the end and we're hopeful for a successful outcome," he said.

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Jeff Buziak isn't convinced.

"I question the energy, the resolve and the dedication they have to solving this case," he said.

"We're over four years now . . . we have no suspects, we have no arrests and we have no new information," Buziak said.

His resources maybe allow him greater leeway to speak like that. How many others are in a financial position where they have no alternatives but to go along with whatever the Police say so as not to rock the boat? Are Linda's dad's actions going to help, hinder or make no difference whatsoever?   
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on May 05, 2012, 08:09:43 PM
I have the sense that it's not so much his personal resources here alone, but also a groundswell of community support he has received and that he has encouraged people to pledge money for the reward over a period of many months. People are pretty outraged that the youngest real estate agent in town in what is essentially a small town could be murdered in an elaborate hit.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: D1 on May 05, 2012, 08:29:54 PM
It is an unusual tact to take and the outcome will no doubt be watched closely by many interested parties. Are we enroute to a user pay justice system in a budget tightening environment where resources are already stretched thin?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on May 05, 2012, 09:08:54 PM
Her father is an unusual person who is on a mission to find the murderers and has clashed at times with the police. There is also the issue that the police in that district don't have a whole lot of experience solving complex crimes because there aren't many murders in the district. Some people assume this murder entails money laundering because of the nature of the victim's profession (real estate). If so, you think that would have been researched by now and provided some leads to the police.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: D1 on May 05, 2012, 10:38:29 PM
Yes, the link SAP provided earlier suggested the same. The police have responded but it has done nothing to ease the concerns of Lindsay's father.

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Buziak was not an informant, police said, but it was possible she heard or saw something that put her life in danger.

Jantzen said the cocaine bust and any connection it could have with Buziak’s killing has been “exhaustively investigated” by Saanich police.

“They must have come against a wall in that line of inquiry as well,” he said.

Lots of theories have been bandied about, some that people seldom talk about.  Seems the tentacles of big time crime reach right inside the sleeves and well beyond the long arm of the law at times. This area has seen its fair share.
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20020616&slug=drugbust16m0 (http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20020616&slug=drugbust16m0)




Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: freespirit on May 12, 2012, 05:57:27 PM
"There is also the issue that the police in that district don't have a whole lot of experience solving complex crimes because there aren't many murders in the district"

Victoria is a city (a population of 344,615, the 15th most populous Canadian metro region) not a small town and in fact, when murders occur here, there are experienced detectives brought in from a major nearby city.........(Vancouver BC)
I would not say our police force is 'bumbling' in any way.....they tend to play it close to the vest......
just recently those two murders were solved in nearby Duncan BC,  and don't forget the murder of KIM PROCTOR.....which was also solved......
Sorry, I feel protective of my city........:)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: D1 on May 12, 2012, 08:27:16 PM
 One should be protective and involved in their community to make sure their town or city stays as crime free and uncorrupted as possible. As you say, the major crime unit comes in only when necessary. Vancouver in your case. Something very unusual happened to Lindsay, not many if any realestate agents are targetted in this way. Very professionally done by a couple, not just a lone male, with planning and precision even down to the getaway. Whats up? Why Lindsay? Organized crime gets a mention here in a possible scenario. Big time crime goes unchallenged in many big cities now adays, including Vancouver, Kelowna, PG and othe B.C. towns etc.. Victoria is no different sorry to say. There has been a lot of press for Lindsay even Dateline but all to no avail. Her dad wants more.. Time is fast slipping on by. He wants to get past whatever is standing in the way, may that be Police or criminal or anything else in hopes of finding those responsible. Not an easy task to even contemplate let alone attempt. I wish him well, he should be supported, you never kinow what he may turn up that could be of extreme importance to the future protection of your city and everyone living there. jmo The remarks were not meant as a reflection on the entire population.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on May 12, 2012, 09:26:51 PM
Regarding Lindsay, would she tell anyone if she saw something? It surely could not have been a simple pass of drugs from a street dealer to a buyer - This happens all of the time.
Just to take another look at it, I would have a close look at all of her friends.  I mean the description of those last seen going into the home, might well have been one of her "friends or otherwise" who knew her personally, and perhaps she bragged about the home which she was showing to the "wrong person". 

Was it a jealous woman who brought along her brother, say or a friend to the show home?
It feels like this was planned, and that Lindsay was surprised.  But perhaps Lindsay was dating a guy who had left a past relationship, and the woman scorned -- got even.

No gangs, no drugs, just a woman scorned to get even. Decided to end the competition.
Brutal revenge for her lover to be so fascinated with Lindsay.

Perhaps Lindsay did not even know the guy very well, but the other woman, very possessive decided to fix it before it got too far. Perhaps he was another real estate agent, who mentioned to his gal, about this Lindsay, and how pretty she is etc., etc. Jealousy holds no bounds with some women.

This is my gut feeling, and that is why Lindsay's Dad is having difficulty in going forward.
Perhaps this woman is in jail for other issues.
And the police may be able to get a staff list within Lindsay's office, and check out their relationships with their  women, and more specifically, what their spouses were like, including their then girlfriends.

JB
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on May 13, 2012, 11:29:16 AM
I do believe the police would have checked every known individual who Lindsay was associated with. I'm sure they would be looking into backgrounds of anyone that she knew. I believe that somebody is holding a secret and is afraid possibly for their own lives. There was a whole lot of planning gone into this crime. The fact that nobody was arrested. Also that there was a cell phone bought that could not be traced, just like out of CSI, in a way. This was a high profile crime and well planned. Who did this to Lindsay and what was the motive???? I do not believe it was a jealousy motive. I think Lindsay was witness to something or knew something that nobody wanted her to reveal. I believe the trip she made weeks before her death had something to do with it. She heard or saw something that spooked somebody and maybe she did not even know what that was herself that she was in danger. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

It is so distressing to think this crime happened in Victoria. I lived there for a couple of years and it was very easy to get around and at no time did I feel fear in that city. This is just off the wall that this crime happened in Victoria. It had to be that Lindsay was targetted, for whatever reason. Who knows what the motive was, unbelievable. I know her father will not rest until he finds the killers of his daughter. I do hope all this attention gets new leads. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on May 13, 2012, 12:20:20 PM
"There is also the issue that the police in that district don't have a whole lot of experience solving complex crimes because there aren't many murders in the district"

Victoria is a city (a population of 344,615, the 15th most populous Canadian metro region) not a small town and in fact, when murders occur here, there are experienced detectives brought in from a major nearby city.........(Vancouver BC)
I would not say our police force is 'bumbling' in any way.....they tend to play it close to the vest......
just recently those two murders were solved in nearby Duncan BC,  and don't forget the murder of KIM PROCTOR.....which was also solved......
Sorry, I feel protective of my city........:)

You can be protective of your city, but Lindsay was NOT murdered in the city of Victoria, she was murdered in the District of Saaanich, therefore the Victoria police dept. is not involved. There are 13 different municipalities that make up the region and to complicate things numerous different little police forces. I was referring to the District of Saanich which only gets about one murder per year or so. If Lindsay had been murdered in Victoria, Vancouver or elsewhere it's possible this case would be solved by now. Saanich chose to deal with this major crime themselves and not bring in outside expertise. That is what Lindsay's dad is largely so frustrated by. He feels not everything is being done to solve the crime that could be done. If we were in his shoes we might share his concerns.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: D1 on May 13, 2012, 12:35:01 PM
Lindsay's dad was on the National news last night. He is gaining a lot of attention with his offer to relocate witnesses and or to provide a half million dollar reward. That is huge, the Police but are not standing behind him.

I can well imagine the frustration as years are passing. He said some interesting things, (paraphrasing) they need infomation to prove the involvement of the people they suspect. He says he has passed many tips on to the Police already.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on May 13, 2012, 02:13:09 PM
I can understand why the police are not standing behind him on this.  I can also understand why the father is taking matters into his own hands. 
Cops do not like "civilians" taking the investigation of a murder into their own hands.
Yes, it is huge, but the cops want to find the killer. 
But since it is four years old, and they are not making any gains, perhaps the cops may wish to re-consider, not the protection of a witness offered by the father, but the huge reward - yes!!

Through the father's personal investigation, this may be very huge, the plot, the witnesses and the motive why.
He is saying alot by offering Protection of Witnesses.
Obviously the father does not have a good regard for the detectives, and neither do they for him.
They would view him as a runaway train?
Things are moving very slowly for this father, if moving at all.
I don't blame him. 
We have a few other other cases on this site, leading no where fast.
I wish him every success!!

JB

JB
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on December 04, 2012, 12:03:52 AM
Seems highly coincidental that the Saanich Police attended a crime scene today at DeSousa Place, a small cull-de-sac of a few houses, where Lindsay Buziak was also murdered a few years ago. It's not a high crime area. We'll have to see what comes of this to see if there's any possible connection.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Police+investigate+report+attempted+abduction+Saanich/7646310/story.html
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Mila on April 17, 2013, 11:40:26 AM
Sijiazhentan,
I tried to send you a private message and it doesn't work.

Can you please mail me?
My email adress is:     milamad@live.nl

Thank you.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on April 17, 2013, 12:30:10 PM
Hi Mila,

Sijiazhentan is no longer a member on this site.

Debbiec
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Mila on April 17, 2013, 01:40:18 PM
Hi Mila,

Sijiazhentan is no longer a member on this site.

Debbiec

Hi Debbie,
Do you know who the woman on the picture is?

Kind Regards,
Mila
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on April 17, 2013, 01:47:36 PM
No, I don't know who the woman on the picture is. Wish I could help.

Do you think you recognize the picture?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on April 17, 2013, 11:43:11 PM
What picture are we talking about here? If you are referring to the sketch that was circulated of the suspect who helped to kill Lindsay Buziak, no one knows who she is apart from the killers themselves and possibly the people who hired the "hit couple" to kill Lindsay Buziak. It's been over five years now and no arrest. Not often a young woman in Canada is killed in a professional  or elaborate hit-man syle murder.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on April 18, 2013, 08:27:48 PM
I wish I could help however I have no clue who the lady is. She is getting to look familiar; probably b/c I have viewed it a few times now.  The lady could be a real estate person, or work in a bank or office going by her hair and clothing which looks to be business like attire. If in Real Estate, probably not in Lindsay's group since they seemed rather heavily made up.

What is the significance to you, Mila? If you think she is also from the Victoria and Vancouver area, you might contact the police who are handling the case?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on April 18, 2013, 09:44:53 PM
I have some idea who she is and her photo should probably be taken down as she is unrelated to this case. I will write to you privately through your mailbox on this site.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on April 18, 2013, 10:20:27 PM
I wish I could help however I have no idea where that picture even came from.

SAP, the picture (and the suspect sketch released by police) was posted in reply #26, by the member Sijiazhentan.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on April 18, 2013, 10:30:14 PM
Ok thanks Debbie. I didn't realize the police released that same picture. Changed my post. :)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on April 18, 2013, 10:58:50 PM
Sorry SAP, I meant the sketch was released by police. I was only referring to both pictures being posted in the same reply. Should have been clearer. :)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: SAP on April 19, 2013, 12:40:16 AM
Lol. Got it straight now but I was a little confused. :)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on April 19, 2013, 08:49:03 AM
 I see the picture has been removed and that is for the best as there was no evidence to link that particular woman to this case or that she ever knew the victim; she had no criminal record (technically speaking) and the police had never indicated she was a person of interest. Her picture was circulated by an on-line sleuth with an overactive imagination desperately trying to solve this horrible murder case.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: ebrena on January 05, 2014, 01:49:58 AM
Hello I am new to this sight but glad I found it.  This is in regards to Victoria BC's Lyndsay Buziak murder 2008.  I think about how can it be that nothing new has turned up.  To me it sounds like a hired hit.  This is why I write today.  I heards on the news in December 2013 about a search was on for suspects with regards to a crime in Vancouver.  It tweaked my interest because the people were identified as a male and "female" asian couple.  This may seem minor but I think it is important unless there is a group of male/female asian hit-person's-could be but I wanted to find somewhere I could mention it before I forgot over time.  I think it was a hit in Surrey but not sure.  Maybe there is a listing that mentions this male/female person's of interest.  It is just a shame that something this horrid could happen anywhere let alone our Victoria area.  It is like the case has gone stagnent.   The most stand-out discription of this asian couple here was the woman wore a red-white and black swirl skirt-they could have bought that at a second hand store on the way over to the Island.  I just wonder if anyone is keeping this case alive besides her poor father-I am sure there must be but it will be 6 years back soon-February?  I am thankful for a place to put my voice in.  I don't know how to title it but I hope it tweaks some interest. It is odd to me or maybe not that a man/woman hit team are at work?? 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: eyeswideopen on January 05, 2014, 02:10:26 AM
Welcome to the site I will do a bit more research on it tomorrow do you have any links or media posts or anything to start it off please if so post them okay.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on January 05, 2014, 09:14:47 AM
There is a thread on this forum for Lindsay.
 In my opinion, the red and black dress is a huge clue.   Whoever was wearing it wore it for the reason of having it stand out so much that any witnesses would focus more on the dress than the woman's face.  Seems to me there is no problem describing the dress.  Yes, this murder seems very well planned out, and planned for a while.  The cell phone used was bought (on the mainland) several months before the murder.

I wonder if there is an unhappy client from her past dealings.  Or did she know something she shouldn't know?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on January 05, 2014, 11:17:51 AM

These new posts have now been merged with Lindsay's thread.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: leonagleant on January 05, 2014, 11:41:02 AM
ebrena: no-one has ever described the couple as Asian before. They have been described as possibly Mexican or posing as Mexicans, but eye-witnesses describe them as Caucasian and the woman had blond hair I believe. Having said that, the rough police sketch of the woman's profile does show features that could be interpreted as Asian or part Asian, but this was never clarified by police.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on February 03, 2014, 11:19:57 AM
Lindsay Buziak's brutal killing unsolved six years later

24-year-old victim was stabbed to death in a $1-million home in Greater Victoria

CBC News Posted: Feb 02, 2014 5:59 PM PT| Last Updated: Feb 02, 2014 8:41 PM PT

It has been six years since a young B.C. real estate agent was brutally killed while showing a home in Greater Victoria, and her father has made it his mission to keep her memory alive — and to keep her unsolved murder in the spotlight.

As he did last year, Jeff Buziak travelled to Victoria from his home in Calgary to lead the annual Lindsay Buziak Walk for Justice on the anniversary of her death.

"I made that vow that I would not let this go," he told CBC News.

On Sunday, he again led her loved ones and other supporters in a walk that began at her grave site, proceeded to the home where she was killed, and ended at Saanich Municipal Hall, where the police department has an office.

"The case is unsolved," Buziak said. "It's been six years, and we'd like to see some action there."

Lindsay Buziak was just 24 years old when she died while showing a $1-million home in Saanich on Feb. 2, 2008.

Police said she was lured by an unknown couple to the home, and then stabbed 54 times in an upstairs bedroom.

The Saanich Police Department has yet to make any arrests — a situation that continues to frustrate Jeff Buziak.

"Sometimes I believe they know what's going on and that they're close and you know, 'we're ready for arrests,' and then other times I'm just totally bewildered as to what they're doing, what they know," he said.

Although the young realtor had no known connections to the drug trade or the criminal underworld, investigators have said they believe organized crime could somehow be connected to her death.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lindsay-buziak-s-brutal-killing-unsolved-six-years-later-1.2520761 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lindsay-buziak-s-brutal-killing-unsolved-six-years-later-1.2520761)

Lindsay Buziak's father says a reward of $70,780 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of her killer, or killers. (CBC)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on February 03, 2014, 02:47:29 PM
I saw this on the news this morning....Lindsay's Dad and family/friends doing their annual walk in Lindsay's memory and still looking for  answers, very sad.

Interesting that they say Lindsay had no known connections to the criminal underworld/drug trade but they aren't ruling out that organized crime may be involved. 
On the news this morning they showed to huge house that was for sale that Lindsay was showing...I'm sure she would have made some nice money on commissions. 
The cell phone that was used to contact Lindsay was bought in Vancouver a few months before her murder.   This murder, in my opinion was planned for months, but why?  Why is there no answers? 

I wonder who was selling that house, and why.  I wonder how long it was for sale.  I also wonder if the murder was planned to happen in that house and it really didn't matter which sales person showed up.  Sounds crazy, but what if there was reasons a murder had to happen in that house. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on February 04, 2014, 02:10:32 AM
I tried to bring myself up to speed on this thread by starting at page 1, and attempted to run the dateline nbc you tube's that were given, but they no longer work. I found the original Dateline Program and here is the link. 

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39226448/ns/dateline_nbc-crime_reports/t/unsolved-dream-house-murder/#.UvCfVziYZLM

jb
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Logical on February 04, 2014, 06:22:38 PM
I too have some what if's?

What if her boyfriends text message was read ( by all or a perp) that he was minutes away, thus the angry overkill stabbing and then flee, maybe they did not get what they intended from Lindsay?

If it was a hired hit, was it another realtor in the area that she was beating in the market? Did she cost another realtors commission and steal a deal a couple of months earlier?

She had her own business, who got all her clients?

Did she sell a "lemon" home and was having issues with a client?

Was this a heads up for someone close to Lindsay to do as told and follow instructions? Or else, others you love will die?

Did she have a stalker, and a companion to assist in playing out his fantasy? the woman could easily have been a man in drag, the dress a great distraction.

 Maybe only wanted her frightened and things went to far? Was only a threat to be delivered and it went wrong?

I cannot remember what show it was, mentalist, castle or one of those that had this plot of a real estate agent murdered in a home while giving a viewing.

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on February 05, 2014, 10:08:05 PM
People who knew her were not always forthcoming with police, according to Dateline, and the Detective sensed that some of her friends were afraid to speak up.   Afraid of what?  Afraid of whom?

http://lindsaybuziakmurder.com/
and ----

Here they spell  out some potential connections between Calgary and Victoria.

While there are other similar things repeated on various sites about the connections of the drug trade, which Lindsay, innocently might have known something about, can be found on the internet, here is one of them.
Three days after she left Calgary there was a huge drug bust, and an old Calgary high school friend was involved.
Someone may have said that she was the one that snitched to the police. And the connections of these people to Victoria is more than coincidence.  It has been stressed time and again that Lindsay never used drugs.  She innocently crossed paths in an informal way with the wrong people has been strongly suggested. 

These are all theories, actually no one really knows. The police do not dispute it either way.

Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on February 06, 2014, 04:22:49 AM
The phone was bought in Vancouver in late 2007.  Lindsay visited Calgary in late 2007, the drug bust happened 3 days before Lindsay was murdered....so I do not really see a connection between the bust and her murder, but I do see a connection between the phone and the murder of Lindsay.   If the phone went from Vancouver to Victoria ( where Lindsay was murdered) then a any surveillance from the ferries should be scrutinized.  Whoever killed Lindsay had already started making plans in 2007 to do so.....at least a month before the drug bust.  That's the way I see this.   Also, Lindsay was not the listing agents on the house, two other female realtors were....so this crime was so well planned, the perp(s) knew the house was vacant, the listing realtors were not available....but, Lindsay was.       (Please forgive some errors in my posts, my laptop fried and I am down to my iPad which I haven't quite mastered..lol)
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on February 06, 2014, 04:33:27 AM
I meant to say that the phone travelled from Vancouver to Victoria within the 24 hours before Lindsay's murder...so I hope they went over the surveillance from the ferries with a fine tooth comb, and checked out the passengers....but then again the perp(s) could have used a private vessel.  Logical,  the house that was for sale was quite large and lovely, Lindsay would probably get great commission.....but the problem is that the home was not even her listing, in my opinion that is also a huge red flag....who knew so much about her and even the other two realtors that they knew they could lure Lindsay to that beautiful vacant home?  And that the listing agents would not be available?  The perp(s) certainly knew a lot.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on February 06, 2014, 12:10:36 PM
quote Jobo:  the house that was for sale was quite large and lovely, Lindsay would probably get great commission.....but the problem is that the home was not even her listing, in my opinion that is also a huge red flag....who knew so much about her and even the other two realtors that they knew they could lure Lindsay to that beautiful vacant home?  And that the listing agents would not be available?  The perp(s) certainly knew a lot." unquote

Excellent point.  I wondered also, why the two listers of this property were not informed of a possible buyer, and given the phone number of the person enquiring to set up an appointment.  I once worked in a real estate office, on the Admin end of it, and there is much envy that takes place, realtors guard their listings, especially if it was an Exclusive. - Great commissions earned by  being both the  lister  and  the seller of a property.

They would be very upset if the showing went to someone else.  I have seen it happen, and it causes much disruption in the office, should that ever take place.  Usually, every effort is made to contact the listers before a showing is given to someone else in the office.  (Did the caller call in directly? - or did they specifically ask to speak to her?)

There were two listers, surely one of them would have been available to show this property?? They do carry cell phones.

I found it very strange too, Jobo.
quote from last news article in reply 162.

investigators have said they believe organized crime could somehow be connected to her death.



JB
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: justsayin on February 07, 2014, 11:21:45 AM
I would like to point out that a stabbing, in my mind, is usually a pretty personal crime or a crime of passion.  If it was a hired hit, to me, it would have been much cleaner.  JMO
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: feather on February 03, 2016, 12:22:35 AM

Whoa... today's news....Feb 2, 2016 - ‘Walk for Justice’  Sadly, 8 years today since Lindsay was murdered.

http://www.cheknews.ca/buziak-bombshell-stunning-developments-in-lindsay-buziak-murder-137489/
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on August 27, 2016, 11:48:38 AM
Link in previous post.

“I’m dark today,” says Jeff Buziak, Lindsay’s dad. “It’s a tough day.”

Marking the eighth anniversary of his daughter’s horrific murder with an annual ‘Walk for Justice’ on Tuesday, Jeff Buziak decided to wear a noose around his neck.

“This is me, I’m being hung,” the emotional father says. “Eight years I’ve been in prison while the killers of my daughter walk around the streets of this community.”

Real Estate agent Lindsay Buziak was brutally murdered on February 2nd, 2008.

Police believe the 24-year-old was lured to a Saanich home by what she thought were prospective buyers and then stabbed more than 40 times. But despite a massive investigation, the case remains unsolved.

“The whole community is affected by this murder,” says walk participant Sylvia Walsh. “The fact that it has not been solved yet it just leaves people uneasy.”

“We like to think we live in a place where these kind of acts go punished,” adds Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, who also took part in the walk. “It’s really unfortunate that we’re at this stage after eight years and we’re still looking for justice for Lindsay Buziak.”

Buziak Bombshell: Victim’s father says he knows who killed his daughter

But in a stunning development, Jeff Buziak claims he not only knows who killed his daughter — he’s says he was threatened by them this week.

“Two days ago I was confronted by one of the people involved in Lindsay’s murder,” Buziak alleges. “They bullied me, intimidated me, called me down, used profanity, threatened me with physical violence and the police were called.”

Buziak says there was also an incident at the Victoria Courthouse on Monday involving a drug dealer with a long and violent criminal record who he says knows who killed his daughter.

“It was a group of local thugs that decided they want to put out a message for people who squawk on them so they singled out my daughter and slaughtered her,” Buziak says.

Saanich Police won’t comment on whether the people Buziak thinks killed his daughter are suspects or persons of interest. The investigation is still an active one and police say they’re doing everything they can to bring the killers to justice.

“It’s not just a case of running around and grabbing people we think are responsible,” explains Staff Sgt. Chris Horsley, the lead investigator on the Buziak file. “It’s a case of seeing this case through all the way to the finish line.”

As for Jeff Buziak, despite all the time that’s passed, he’s not giving up hope Lindsay’s killers will be arrested.

“It’s going to happen, there’s no doubt in my mind” Buziak says. “It’s the only thing that keeps me alive.”
BUZIAK MURDER THREATS-PKG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Apparently these drug dealers think Lindsay squealed on them? There is an article in this thread somewhere, stating that after Lindsay knew about a dear friend of hers being in the drug running business, he was nabbed by police and she was blamed for turning him in. The problems with people doing illegal business transactions is that they are suspicious of their own shadows and strike before they know the facts. It sounds like to me she was murdered before they even knew the facts. There is a great possibility that police had already known and were watching the individual/s who were caught with large amounts of drugs.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on June 09, 2017, 01:22:54 AM
Crimewatch daily is doing a segment on Lindsey June 9th. Alberta time 12 midnight. I did not notice any earlier times.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 09, 2017, 12:17:50 PM
I just watched Crimewatch Daily this morning and saw the story about Lindsay's murder  and her dad giving information. The motive certainly seems to be knowledge she may have come across when visiting Calgary. It is very sad that this case has not been solved. I think in their hearts they know who committed this crime. At the end of the show they did indicate, there is one piece of the puzzle that needs to be added and I think they will solve this crime. God bless her family and friends living with this horrible crime all these years and not knowing who was responsible. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on June 10, 2017, 01:55:16 AM
I think also that the perps have something to do with Calgary and the 8 million dollar cocaine bust. Trouble is, like I mentioned before ... these people are always paranoid about being ratted out and act before finding the truth. The fact is that the drug thugs were under investigation for several months prior already, with several jurisdictions involved. Lindsey would not have had anything to do with spilling the beans only 6 weeks earlier.

 
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 10, 2017, 02:44:11 PM
I think also that the perps have something to do with Calgary and the 8 million dollar cocaine bust. Trouble is, like I mentioned before ... these people are always paranoid about being ratted out and act before finding the truth. The fact is that the drug thugs were under investigation for several months prior already, with several jurisdictions involved. Lindsey would not have had anything to do with spilling the beans only 6 weeks earlier.

 

Whatever reason could there be other than drugs?  What was to be gained by the killers - (a man and woman?)  Not robbery that is for certain.  They went to great lengths to murder her and cover their tracks. In fact, by Lindsay's early behavior, setting up the appointment, showing them in,  she did not even know them. imo
They were hired killers.

jb
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on June 14, 2017, 07:32:01 PM
I think that Lindsay was unknowingly drawn into something big in the drug business. They could have thought she knew something or felt she was responsible for them being caught and she possibly was totally innocent of any knowledge of any of the drug business. I think she would have been very afraid to blow the whistle on any such crime.  I think it will be solved. Somebody will snitch on someone, because they didn't get what they wanted. Maybe there were more persons who were murdered and there could be a connection to Lindsay's murder, all related to the drug bust. They should look into any suspicious deaths around the time Lindsay was murdered and if she may have had a connection to them, in the Calgary area. Just a thought on that.  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on August 11, 2017, 05:42:56 AM
Can they figure out who wrote "I killed Lindsay" by the IP address on the message?
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: debbiec on August 11, 2017, 09:52:31 AM
Can they figure out who wrote "I killed Lindsay" by the IP address on the message?

I also have my doubts that the message was written by the killer, however there is no proof of that.

Administrators of the website, and authorities, may be able to figure out where the message originated from. That having been said, it seems likely to me that the writer would use a public computer, possibly in a community that is not where they live. Then again,  they may not be that smart.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on August 12, 2017, 01:42:05 PM
That is a dirty disgusting and deranged thing to do to a family that is hurting. Hoping they find who did it, but like the murder itself, everything was well planned long before, as we learned that the burner cell was purchased months before actually being used. If the perps made that comment, they will likely have covered all their bases, but if it is someone just being sick ... they may not have been smart enough.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on April 11, 2019, 10:56:32 AM
Another walk and no forthcoming info that could solve the case.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/who-killed-lindsay-buziak-family-of-murdered-realtor-seeks-justice-1.4280571
..
Who killed Lindsay Buziak? Family of murdered realtor seeks justice
11 years since Victoria realtor killed
 
The family of a murdered realtor is seeking answers on the anniversary of her death.
   

CTV Vancouver
Published Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:47PM PST
It's been 11 years since a young realtor was brutally murdered during a showing and her family has not lost hope that the killer, or killers, will be brought to justice.

Lindsay Buziak, 24, was showing a Victoria-area home to a man and a woman on Feb. 2, 2008 when she was stabbed to death.

Her father, Jeff Buziak, tries to keep the case in the spotlight by holding an annual Walk for Justice in her honour.

"What I miss the most about my child is her lively spirit, her great personality and of course, the love she had for her family and friends," said Jeff. "Just hearing her say, 'Daddy,' which she did, right up until she was executed."

He openly criticized the Saanich Police Department over the years for allowing those responsible to walk free.

"The police are not cooperative. They tell you nothing. They want you to go home, be quiet and let things happen. Well, as you can see we are 11 years in and nothing has happened."

Saanich Police said the file remains open and active, adding the case stays with the same three officers for continuity.

"Whenever information comes in though, we are resourcing it appropriately and pulling in additional officers to really pursue any leads," said Sgt. Julie Fast.

Buziak's death prompted industry-wide changes, including tighter security measures to protect real estate agents.


Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on May 24, 2019, 06:38:26 PM
Today Lindsay's father was on Dr. Phil.  He claimed that the police are not doing a proper job of investigating the case. He said that he feels there is some kind of a cover-up on this case. He also indicated that he was in contact with them several times and after two years they concluded that it was being treated as a "cold case".  He said he had made such a fuss over the case being closed that then they said, no, it wasn't a "cold case".  Because if they say that, then they have to give him all the information and they are not able to do that, indicating they are still trying to solve it.  I feel he is right about this.  Victoria is quite a nice city and also easy to get around, because I lived there for two years.  I was so shocked to hear of this case and cannot believe it was not solved.  He stated that Lindsay did tell him that she saw something she shouldn't see.  She did not tell him what it was and said she would, but not right now.  When she received the call on that particular day for her appointment, she was kind of suspicious of the call, talking with a woman all the time and then with a male person.  A witness saw two people with her on that day and they were going into the home.  A witness that was driving by and knew Lindsay, they just casually looked because they were driving.  I feel also that her father is correct on this, that they are not doing anything to investigate this case.  There are many unsolved cases on the west coast and I wonder what in the heck is going on with these officers.  They don't seem to be solving a lot of murder cases.  They would rather chase someone and arrest them for a joint or something stupid. Anyone knowing anything about this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers or the police in the area of the crime. Somebody out there knows who did this horrific crime and 11 years is way too long for it not to be solved.   :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on May 24, 2019, 07:14:31 PM
ITA Cape. British Columbia is big on money laundering and crime. The police have to watch whose feet they step on and Mr. Buziak is the lesser of their worries. So sad that lives don't matter.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: capeheart on May 26, 2019, 05:38:23 PM
Yes, the money laundering issue has been going on for years. There are so many wealthy people from other countries laundering money, oriental money, we all know that.  I actually believe that Lindsay saw an interaction of a great deal of money changing hands and possibly law officials or someone in a high profile situation was involved. It is so sad that she did not tell her dad the information she wanted to tell him. She was in real estate and that is where all the crime was going on.  She made a grave mistake of not confiding in someone what she did see.  It seemed she knew a lot of undesirable people in her social life.  He may be successful and I hope he is.   I do believe he should have gotten someone else to do undercover work in this situation.  I don't hear of too many cases being solved by the BC  RCMP, there doesn't seem to be great detectives and sincere persons working on the force. We've heard plenty of sad stories in the past related to police investigations.  When someone puts their faith in a department that isn't doing their job and letting things slide by the wayside, nothing will ever be resolved. We are supposed to go to police forces for help, but to be shut down or interrogated in an unprofessional way, it has to be degrading to any citizen of Canada. We do know there are great police officers out there, they do have compassion and are there to help. Also there are some not so professional officers that use their power to hurt the system and not to help it.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: jobo on May 29, 2019, 02:29:23 PM
I think about this unsolved murder from time to time...and agree with Lindsay’s dad...not enough has been done.
I believe someone wanted her kept quiet...That’s why she was murdered.

Regarding the money laundering...it upsets me greatly that Canadian authorities are so stupid.
B.C. woke up to some degree...hope Ontario does.
Title: Re: Lindsay Buziak - 24 - Murdered - February 2, 2008 - Victoria, BC
Post by: Sap1 on May 29, 2019, 07:48:54 PM
Someone gets paid under the table and things go quiet. It happened in the Picton case. The retired RCMP member who worked on his own as a detective on Highway 16 murders even said pressure was on him to "quit" ruffling feathers. I also agree with Mr. Buziak.