A memorial near the home on DeSousa Place in Gordon Head where 24-year-old real estate agent Lindsay Buziak was killed in February 2008. (Black Press File Photo)

‘Her killers walk the street,’ Buziak father still seeks answers

30-plus supporters walked the annual route to bring attention to Lindsay Buziak’s unsolved murder

Jeff Buziak is tired of playing the waiting game.

The 65-year-old father of Lindsay Buziak, a realtor who was killed while showing a house in Gordon Head on Feb. 2, 2008, said he heard the same thing from Saanich Police that he’s heard for 11 years.

“I’m given the same lines I’ve heard every year for 11 years, but from different officers,” Buziak said. “I’m told, ‘Why don’t you just let us do our job’ and I say, ‘Because you’re not doing your job, in the real world, if you have a job to do, you go do it, you don’t wait for it to sort itself out.’ It sounds sarcastic and elementary but it’s simple, they’re not doing their jobs.”

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On Saturday Buziak led the 11th annual Walk for Justice to bring awareness to his daughter’s unsolved murder, walking from the Royal Oak Burial Park where Lindsay is buried to the crime scene at De Sousa Place and then to Saanich Municipal Hall.

What makes the case so mystifying is the targeted, brutality of the killing itself. Experts concluded it was an organized murder. She was stabbed 40-plus times, her breasts mutilated.

Her boyfriend at the time, Jason Zailo, was the first to find her body though he was cleared as a suspect and no other suspects were ever named.

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“The reality in Saanich is you can murder a young working woman and you can get away with it,” Buziak said. “It’s the family and friends who go to prison … they go to ‘hell prison,’ and they’re begging for parole.”

Since 2008, the internet has hosted dozens of conspiracies about Lindsay’s murder and it continues to reappear as a topic of interest, most recently among the rejuvenated true crime genre.

“People are scared. Women who came on the walk are scared, they’re scared because Lindsay was murdered and no one was even held accountable,” Buziak said. “They’re scared because there’s killers in the community, killers and co-conspirators are walking the streets and whoever organized it, they knew her.”

Buziak noted he was told years ago by Saanich Police that while the case remains open there are no officers deployed in pursuing the case. However, Saanich Police Sgt. Julie Fast says the investigation remains open and active.

“Members holding primary roles in this case remain in those positions to retain continuity of the investigation and can then triage any new information so that it is adequately resourced and investigated,” Fast said. “We remain fully committed to solving this murder but need the public’s help.

“Someone knows what happened to Lindsay but has not come forward with their information yet. We ask that now is the time to do so.”

Anyone who has information can help by calling Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

reporter@saanichnews.com


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