Organized or Disorganized, Physical Evidence, and Weapon.
“The general condition of the crime scene is IMPORTANT in classifying a crime. Is it like a group excitement killing: spontaneous and disarrayed with a great deal of physical evidence at the scene? Or does the crime scene reflect a METHODICAL, well-organized subject who did not leave a SINGLE PRINT or PIECE of PHYSICAL EVIDENCE behind? The LATTER may be seen with an ORGANIZED CRIME HIT, as in the CRIMINAL COMPETITION CATEGORY.”
**NOTE** (Sgt. Horsley stated: “There is nothing in her life — and we’ve conducted an extensive background [check] — that would indicate that she was involved in anything criminal, in anything of a domestic violence relationship, and that is the most perplexing thing.” June 3, 2010: “Horsley said the brutal nature of the slaying might have been intended to make it APPEAR to be a crime of passion or to send a message to someone.”
(This murder was classified as personal AND connected to organized crime. Lindsay was acquainted with some of the members involved in the Calgary drug organization. One of the investigators said on Crime Watch Daily that Lindsay tried to contact one of the family members of Erickson Delalcazar when she was in Calgary. Lindsay’s best friend RG worked at the same real estate office as Lindsay.(ill-informed people have made false claims that only a realtor could have set up the murder.) RG also had knowledge of the vacant home on Desousa and it was part of her job description to enter MLS data into the computer system. RG entered the MLS info into the computer system for the Desousa property on January 9, 2008. (The Zailo conspirators claim the Desousa property was listed with Re/Max for an ENTIRE YEAR but that is FALSE! The “past referral client” story has never been confirmed by the investigators so it’s likely not even a factor in this case. The Zailo conspiracists have manufactured most of what they claim in an attempt to make their conspiracy theory sound credible. When you remove all the false information you are left with no zailo theory.)
“Another aspect of crime scene examination concerns the WEAPON. Questions the investigator needs to answer about the weapon include the following: Was it a WEAPON of CHOICE, BROUGHT to the crime scene by the offender? Or was it a weapon of opportunity acquired at the scene? Is the weapon ABSENT from the crime scene, or has it been left behind?”
(In this case, it was a weapon of choice brought to the crime scene by the suspects. Based on media reports the weapon was never located. Was it kept as a souvenir by the mastermind?)
“Did the offender seem to have NO CONCERN as to whether the body would be DISCOVERED? These are some questions whose answers will aid the CLASSIFICATION of a homicide.”
(In this case, it appears MAYBE the conspirators wanted the body to be discovered by Jason. Or, Jason happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s also possible the murder was set up to appear as though the Zailo’s were involved(choosing a vacant home listed by re/max, possibly attempting to make the murder appear to be a crime of passion, etc). After Lindsay’s murder, RG went directly to the police station and pointed the finger at the Zailo’s as being involved. Apparently, RG spoke publicly of her hatred towards SP so interesting she went to the SP and appeared to be cooperative IN THE BEGINNING! She didn’t appear to be too cooperative when they requested she participate in a polygraph examination. RG suddenly stopped cooperating with the investigators.)
Other Crime Scene Indicators.
“There are other crime scene indicators common to certain offences that help investigators classify crimes MOTIVES. Examples are wounded victims, NO ESCAPE PLAN, and the probability of WITNESSES. The nature of the CONFRONTATION between the victim and the offender is also important in determining the MOTIVE and classification. How did the offender CONTROL the victim? Are restraints present at the scene, or did the offender immediately BLITZ and INCAPACITATE THE VICTIM?”
(In this case, Lindsay was attacked from behind. According to the investigators Lindsay had no idea she was about to be attacked, had no time to defend herself or call out for help. My guess is the killer(s) did not want to generate any type of forensic evidence that could possibly end up identifying them. According to investigators the killer’s initially tried to exit via the front door but they were spotted by Jason and CO so they went back inside and escaped out the side patio door. There were also rumours the suspects had inside knowledge about the missing fence boards in the patio fence and that’s why they chose that escape route. If this were true, the killers would have escaped from that area in the first place rather than try and leave out the front door like they were spotted trying to do. The investigators have never confirmed the killers escaped through the space in the fence. They said the killers escaped out of the patio door. Maybe the suspects did not notice the missing boards and climbed over the fence the same way Jason’s friend CO did? (speculative)
**NOTE** (It was reported there was a meeting days after Lindsay’s murder. It was alleged that VID pointed a gun at Jason and demanded to know what Jason saw while at the Desousa property. If true, this would suggest that VID was aware Jason and CO saw the suspects attempting to leave and he wanted to know what they saw. Who would point a gun at someone and ask them what they saw at a crime scene if they were not involved in the murder? Why would Vid care if he was not involved? It was reported that Jason’s friend CO was also allegedly confronted by a group of men who wanted to know what he saw. Apparently, the confrontation with CO was done under the guise they were just trying to help get answers. Did these events really happen or, just gossip? If they did happen, it appears as though someone wanted to know if Jason and CO could ID the suspects. It was reported by the Zailo conspiracists that Vid actually pointed the gun at Lindsay’s Father but that is false. The original story was always that the gun was pointed at Jason no one else. If someone pointed a gun at me I would have reported the incident to the police and the suspect would have been arrested. It is against the law to point a firearm at someone.)
“Staging is when someone purposely alters the crime scene or plans a third party discovery of the body, prior to the arrival of police. There are two reasons that someone employs staging: to misdirect the investigation or to protect the victim or victim’s, family.”
“When a crime is staged, the responsible person is usually SOMEONE WHO HAD SOME KIND OF ASSOCIATION or RELATIONSHIP with the VICTIM.”
“Individuals suspected of staging crime scenes have specific ways of speaking and telling stories that embed shreds of the truth within the threads of their lies. Crime scene stagers are people who aim to deceive friends and loved ones, investigators, prosecutors, forensic pathologists, and they completely frustrate the criminal justice process. The goal of the crime scene stager is to direct the attention of the investigation away from the truth, sending law enforcement professionals on a wild goose chase.”
(In Lindsay’s case, let’s look at the possibility Lindsay’s best friend RG was one of the conspirators. Is it possible her plan was to steer the investigation away from herself and the Calgary group by her conduct when in contact with the investigators? In the beginning, it was rumoured she appeared to be cooperative with the SP, appearing as though she was trying to help the case move forward while pointing the finger directly at the Zailos. According to RG, she hated the SP so why then would she even cooperate with them in the beginning? RG also offered to help Lindsay’s Father and his support group in an effort to get justice for Lindsay. RG never helped. All she did was ask a lot of questions about what was going on behind the scenes and she took that information back to the Calgary group. It’s very possible RG was the person who named Lindsay as being the snitch. The investigator’s primary focus appears to be the Calgary drug bust connection as the strongest motive for Lindsay’s murder. This group lost a lot of money and they know someone snitched. It’s also possible one of the men (Leo Rojo Beltran) who was head of the Calgary operation was the man who actually went inside that house and murdered Lindsay. Isn’t that how they take care of business in Mexico? It’s doubtful Lindsay ever met this guy so she would not have recognized him. He would certainly have needed some help finding a vacant home and a female(his sister) to lure Lindsay to the vacant home. RG would certainly be able to provide the address of the vacant home, Lindsay’s cell number, etc. RG knew Lindsay was a fighter and that she would have fought for her life. Probably the reason why the killer(s) attacked Lindsay from behind. Such a cowardly act. Leo was likely the mastermind and RG helped him by providing a vacant property. Someone obviously told Leo Lindsay was a realtor.)
****NOTE**** The investigators shared one of their leading theories on NBC Dateline and this is what they had to say.
Josh: It seems to me that you’re really looking for probably at least 3 people here. I mean you’re looking for the two people in the home that committed that murder and then I’m guessing whoever paid them.
McColl: I think you’re absolutely right and it may be that one of those two people who were at the home is, in fact, the mastermind behind this and perhaps the money but it’s equally possible and more likely there is a 3rd, 4th, or 5th person involved. (could McColl be referring to Beltran as the mastermind/killer and some of the others in the Del group as more of the conspirators?)
Josh: That’s a criminal conspiracy of some significance, to wipe out this young realtor. What set of facts possibly fits with that?
McColl: A large amount of money, a large amount of drugs, considerable wrong done to whoever the financier is behind this. (referring to the Calgary drug bust)
***NOTE*** Leopoldo was connected to a Mexican drug cartel and he was head of the Calgary operation. It’s highly possible Leo and his sister are the killers. The female suspect spoke with a thick foreign accent, the name used to register the burner phone was “RODRIGUEZ” AND the investigators stated in 2010 “when the killers are found you won’t find them living in Victoria.” This would be an accurate statement if referencing LEO and his sister MILA as they live in California now. In 2008 they lived in Canada. In 2010 the investigators also set up an “international tipline.” It appears to me that the investigators likely know who the killers are otherwise how would they know they don’t live in Victoria? Also, I don’t believe it was just a coincidence that Lindsay referred to the suspects as “the Mexican’s”.
If RG was involved in the conspiracy and intentionally pointed the finger in the direction of the Zailo family as being behind Lindsay’s murder, her plan worked because many people believe the Zailos are involved based on false information. That has kept public attention off the real probable suspects. RG did not fool the investigators though. They know 100% who the conspirators/killers are they just don’t have the hard evidence to prove it in a court of law just yet.)
**NOTE** “Horsley said the brutal nature of the slaying might have been intended to make it APPEAR to be a crime of passion or to send a message to someone.”
“Forensic findings are the analysis of physical evidence pertaining to a crime scene, evidence that is used toward LEGAL PROOF that a crime occurred. This evidence is often called a silent witness, offering objective facts specific to the commission of a crime. The primary sources of physical evidence are the VICTIM, the SUSPECT, and the CRIME SCENE. Secondary sources include the HOME or WORK environment of a SUSPECT, however, search warrants are NECESSARY for the collection of such evidence.”
(RG was obsessed with “True Crime Shows” and “Forensic Files”. It is my belief the person who is involved in this murder had knowledge of forensics/DNA/Fingerprint evidence. They specifically chose a VACANT HOUSE so there would be less chance of contaminating the crime scene with evidence that could identify the killers. They intentionally attacked Lindsay from behind so she would not be able to defend herself and possibly generate forensic /DNA evidence. It’s possible the first wound killed Lindsay because she had NO defensive wounds. RG worked at re/max and was aware of the vacant home at Desousa Place. There was no forensic evidence found at the scene that could ID the killers. I don’t believe that was LUCK! I think where they got really lucky was when they escaped out of the patio doors. If they went through the opening in the fence or climbed over the fence they were lucky they did not cut themselves, drop a shoe, rip a piece of clothing an leave it attached to the fence, etc.
**NOTE** Detective Horsley said Buziak had NO IDEA she was about to be attacked and NO OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT HER KILLERS or to make any 911 or other CALLS FOR HELP.
**NOTE** September 18, 2010: “Crime scene investigators found NO FINGERPRINTS, DNA or other PHYSICAL evidence in the house.”
Crime Scene Red Flags.
“An offender who stages a crime scene usually makes mistakes because they stage it to look the way they think a crime scene should look. While doing this, the offender experiences a great deal of STRESS and does not have time to fit all the pieces together logically. Inconsistencies thus begin appearing at the crime scene, the Forensics, and with the OVERALL PICTURE of the offence. These contradictions often serve as the red flags of STAGING and PREVENT misguidance of the investigation. These red flags often occur in the form of crime scene inconsistencies.”
(I believe RG and the others have been on the investigator’s radar for years. They likely know RG’s multiple previous statements were false. People’s words will betray them. People will always word their statement based on all their knowledge. Therefore, their statement may contain information they DID NOT INTEND TO SHARE. Even though people may want to withhold information, sometimes they give more information than what they realize.)
Forensic Red Flags.
“Do the injuries fit the crime? Forensic results that do not fit the crime should cause the investigator to think about staging. The presence of a PERSONAL-TYPE ASSAULT. This type of assault also includes excessive trauma beyond that necessary to CAUSE DEATH(overkill). Generally, the MORE EVIDENCE there is of OVERKILL, the CLOSER THE RELATIONSHIP is between the VICTIM AND THE OFFENDER.”
“An investigator who suspects a staged crime scene should look for other signs of close offender association with the victim. In addition, when an offender STAGES a DOMESTIC HOMICIDE, they frequently plan and MANEUVER a THIRD-PARTY DISCOVERY of the victim.”
(Someone like RG had inside knowledge that Lindsay would be alone at the showing. Clearly, the killer’s wanted Lindsay alone and if anyone was at the house with Lindsay she would not have been murdered, simple as that. It’s also possible the suspects arrived ahead of schedule to make sure Lindsay arrived alone. )
Josh: “Saanich Police continued to investigate whether the motive was personal and they were not yet done focusing on the people who Lindsay Buziak would have described as her friends.”
Josh: “Is the person behind this somebody Lindsay knows or is the person behind this someone unknown to her?”
Dwayne: “someone she knows.”
Yolanda: “somebody I think, very close to her, somebody in the same type of business.”
Alan: I agree, I think it’s somebody that she knows.” correct, I mean in the same real estate firm, ummm who knows.
Josh: “what needs to happen for an arrest to be made?”
Dwayne: “someone needs to come forward.“
Alan: “yes, agreed.”
Yolanda: “Unfortunately, you have an empty house, you have very little that was touched, so it is a forensic nightmare.”
Alan: “this case is not going to be solved based on forensic evidence, this case is going to be solved by loose lips, somebody is going to talk about something.”
“The killing remains unsolved. Police consider it a “whodunit,” not a simple “smoking gun” homicide, McColl said. “It’s common that these investigations are measured in YEARS, not months.”
“This is completely different [than other homicides] in the sense that we have people who have been SENT or HIRED to set up the victim — to go to the house and commit the murder,” he said. This makes the investigation extremely complicated, Horsley said, in that the killers might have come from OUTSIDE Greater Victoria. Buziak was lured to the home by a man and a woman who said they were interested in viewing the million-dollar property at 1702 De Sousa Pl. in Gordon Head. A woman used a cell phone, purchased exclusively for the crime, to call Buziak. The victim was asked to show the house at 5:30 p.m., even though she wasn’t the listing agent. Buziak grew nervous when a man called back to say he’d meet her alone, but she went anyway, asking boyfriend Jason Zailo to check up on her.”
Detective Chris Horsley: “If it is a murder for hire, it makes it that much HARDER for us to SOLVE. “Saanich police say despite following thousands of leads, they’re no closer to solving the case than they were 2 years ago. “The answers that we’re looking for just simply may not be in the VICTORIA AREA, so we need to put the net out wider.”
“This (killing) was VERY ORGANIZED,” said Saanich police spokesman Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “There was A LOT of PLANNING and EFFORT and FORETHOUGHT. These are the most COMPLEX CRIMES. And this is the most egregious crime and often they can become LONG-TERM and COMPLICATED.”