British Columbia

Lindsay Buziak's family looking for answers 7 years later

Lindsay Buziak, 24, was stabbed to death while showing a $1-million home in the Greater Victoria suburb of Saanich on Feb. 2, 2008.

24-year-old realtor stabbed to death showing $1 million home in Greater Victoria

Lindsay Buziak, who worked as a real estate agent, was stabbed to death while showing a home in Greater Victoria, B.C., on Feb. 2, 2008. (Jeff Buziak)

It’s been seven years since she was brutally murdered, and despite the passage of time, Jeff Buziak’s voice still shakes a little when he talks about his daughter’s death.

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

Police said the young realtor was lured by an unknown couple to the home, and stabbed multiple times in an upstairs bedroom.

Her father has made it his mission to keep her memory alive — and to keep her unsolved murder in the spotlight.

In 2008, police in Saanich, B.C., are seen combing the scene of Lindsay Buziak's death. (CBC)

“Like anybody else, the grieving is huge because your child was senselessly murdered by somebody," he said.

"And the other part of course is that it’s seven years and it’s unsolved and it’s a reminder to both the public and the authorities that Lindsay’s murder remains unsolved and that killers are in the community."

"They’re not in jail. They’re not held accountable. They’re out there functioning, and they could be there in the lineup with you when you pick up your next coffee or fill your car up with gas, or maybe they’re your neighbour."

Celebration of life planned

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

Saturday afternoon, Buziak's family, friends and supporters will hold a Celebration of Life and fundraiser at the Breakwater Cafe and Bistro in Victoria. Proceeds will be donated to the Cridge Transition House for Women.

On Monday, Buziak will lead loved ones and supporters in a walk that begins at her grave site, proceeds to the home where she was killed, and ends at Saanich Municipal Hall, where the police department has an office.

Jeff Buziak says waiting for progress in his daughter's case has been a form of slow, painful torture. (Jeff Buziak)

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

"The police claim they are working on it hard," he said. "They don’t give you any indication of what they are doing, whether there’s going to be resolution or not. They don’t release anything."

"It’s a form of slow, painful torture and I’m not saying that to be derogatory against the police."

Police have said the young realtor had no known connections to the drug trade or the criminal underworld, and have never publicly confirmed any motive for the killing.


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