Jeff Buziak said he made a vow to his murdered daughter that he would not let up until her death was solved.
Lindsay Buziak, a 24-year-old real estate agent, was stabbed to death in a vacant Saanich house on Feb. 2, 2008. Six years later, her dad, who works in real estate in Calgary, spends most of his time acting as a private investigator. He takes tips on the case — anything from wild theories to rumours to tiny pieces of information — in the hope they might help complete the puzzle.
Buziak believes there’s someone out there with a key piece of information that might lead Saanich police to make an arrest.
“What I believe happened was Lindsay knew information about certain people that was a threat to their lifestyle, which was not a good lifestyle, and so they ended her life rather than take a chance that she would expose them,” he told the Times Colonist on Thursday.
“We do know it was somebody who knows her, someone quite close to her, and we know certainly more than one individual is involved. Those facts are certainly well established.”
Lindsay Buziak was lured to a home for sale at 1702 De Sousa Pl. by a man and woman posing as home buyers. She was stabbed repeatedly in an upstairs bedroom in what police say was a sophisticated contract killing.
Saanich police say they have a team of five full-time investigators actively looking into the file.
“We have heard this case referred to as a ‘cold case file’ in the media, partially because of the length of the investigation,” said police spokesman Sgt. Steve Eassie.
“This case is not a cold case file, nor has it ever been a cold case file. It has had a team of investigators assigned to it since the day that this tragic incident took place.”
Lindsay Buziak’s sister, Sara, is planning a fundraiser and celebration of life for Saturday night at Breakwater Café and Bistro at Ogden Point.
“[The event] just showcases how beautiful of a woman she was and the support we have from the community is unbelievable,” she said.
“It keeps her alive in all of us.”
The $10 entrance fee and silent auction benefits the Cridge Transition House for Women’s Key in Hand program, which helps women leave abusive relationships.
The Lindsay Buziak Walk for Justice is on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. at the gates of the Royal Oak Burial park on Falaise Drive. This is the fourth year her father has led the walk, which passes De Sousa Place and ends at Saanich municipal hall.
Saanich police maintain a dedicated tip line for the case and say anyone with information about Lindsay Buziak’s murder should call 1-888-980-1919 or 250-475-4356.