Thirteen years after 24-year-old Lindsay Buziak was killed in the Saanich region of Victoria, British Columbia, the FBI have decided to join in on the investigation.
Buziak, who was a real estate agent, was showing a home to an unknown couple on the evening of February 2, 2008, when she was stabbed to death in the upstairs bedroom.
Buziak was feeling “really weird” and “freaked out” before the showing. The couple had contacted Buziak by phone claiming to be Vancouver residents who were looking to move to Saanich and buy a million-dollar home.
The phone used to contact Buziak was proven to be pre-paid and had never been used to contact anyone else. It was registered under the name “Paulo Rodriquez” which was determined to be a fake name.
Saanich police have now announced that they are working with the RCMP and the FBI to take a new look into the case. The task force will be retesting crime scene evidence and reviewing digital evidence with new technology that was not available at the time of the murder.
This new task force comes after a decades-long investigation that has “exhausted” various avenues of inquiry, according to Saanich police.
“The FBI is a resource that has solved cases using that new technology, new resources,” said a spokes person for the Saanich Police, referring to the use of genetic genealogy. “We are utilizing all available resources — in this case, the FBI — to advance the investigation and bring those responsible for Lindsay’s death to justice.”
Buziak’s case was featured on a 2010 episode of Dateline and a 2019 episode of the Dr. Phil Show.
Lindsay’s father, Jeff Buziak, seemed unimpressed by the news while speaking to the Times Colonist, saying, “It’s a good PR campaign by the Saanich police. We’ve heard something from them every year about what they’re going to do and how they’re going to do it, and nothing’s happened in 13 years.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4356 or toll-free at 1-888-980-1919 to provide any information, no matter how small it may seem.