Date: January 31, 2021
The following is an update on our efforts in the investigation into the murder of Lindsay Buziak.
Our tight-knit community wants to understand what happened to Lindsay 13 years ago as we are all connected to what happens in this area. To find those answers we have established a task force comprised of new investigators who are taking a fresh look at the case. The task force has obtained assistance from the FBI, and continued support from the RCMP. Both agencies have provided valuable assistance in the development of new leads and forensic evidence.
Lindsay was an ambitious 24-year-old described by her family and friends as popular, caring, and determined to become successful in her career as a licensed real-estate agent. On February 2, 2008, shortly after 5:30 PM, Lindsay was murdered in a vacant home located at 1702 DeSousa Place in Saanich. Lindsay had gone to the home for the purpose of showing it to potential buyers who are still unidentified. Lindsay met the unidentified individuals outside the home at approximately 5:30 PM. Shortly thereafter, she was fatally stabbed in the upstairs bedroom of the home. Her boyfriend entered the vacant home shortly after her murder and called police.
The new investigative team is examining all possible suspects. Investigators continue following up on every tip and lead we receive. Investigators are reviewing and retesting evidence, including items from the crime scene as well as digital evidence. Technology not available at the time of the crime has allowed us to develop new investigative leads. As many of you have likely seen in the media lately, advancements in fields such as genealogy and DNA analysis has led to resolution in many other cases.
Investigators are out conducting interviews related to this case. We thank those people who have already been interviewed, as we anticipate speaking with you again and appreciate your patience. For those we have not engaged with previously, we know there is likely information that has not been shared. We believe people familiar with circumstances surrounding this case remain in our community. It is sometimes the case that people who may have knowledge initially do not come forward due to their close relationship with those who may have been involved or out of concern for their reputation and standing in the community and among friends. We recognize relationships change over time as do people and their perspectives. It is not too late to come forward. Further, there are times when people are unknowingly brought into a situation by the person or persons responsible. Rest assured we have the ability to filter out innocent people and those whose role in the events was inadvertent.
We ask that members of the community think back to Saturday, February 2nd of 2008. Please visit http://dev.saanichpolice.ca/index.php/lindsay-buziak-investigation.html or call our information line at (250) 475-4356 or toll free at 1-888-980-1919 to provide any information you may have, no matter how small it may seem.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to our community’s response and assistance.
A video media release of this statement can be found here:
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer