February 2018 – Saanich Police statements

NOTE:  Some of the Buziak case followers on social media have made claims the Saanich Police have discredited them but in actuality, the  BCF have done a fabulous job discrediting themselves.  They continue to spew and regurgitate the same misinformation day after day with no results.

Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder

After 10 years, Saanich Police regret not solving Lindsay Buziak case –  – Feb 1, 2018

Saanich Police believe multiple people have first-hand knowledge regarding the murder of Lindsay Buziak.

The 24-year-old realtor was stabbed to death while showing a home in Saanich’s Gordon Head neighbourhood on Feb. 2, 2008.

“As with other pre-planned and targeted murders, the perpetrators and/or conspirators have taken steps to avoid apprehension by police. We believe multiple persons have personal and first-hand knowledge regarding the murder of Lindsay Buziak and have withheld this information from police,” said Sgt. Jereme Leslie with Saanich Police.

He said Saanich Police have worked tirelessly with the RCMP and Victoria Police in partnerships to achieve success.

As with all criminal offences in B.C., the standard of Crown counsel charge approval must be met. Saanich Police are continuing to work towards success in this investigation, and the case remains active and ongoing as we move towards a successful conclusion to this investigation.”

The community will show its support for Buziak’s family at Friday’s Lindsay Buziak Memorial Walk for Justice which starts at 10 a.m. outside Royal Oak Burial Park. It will wind its way to the site of the murder before ending outside Saanich’s Municipal Hall.

“It has been noted that Internet sites, blogs, and other social media platforms have provided a forum for much speculation relating to this murder and ongoing investigation,” said Leslie. “Although not actively participating, the Saanich Police are aware of the many falsehoods, accusations, and erroneous information posted on the Internet. While providing clarification is difficult, the investigators are aware that much of the posted information is either false, misleading, or deliberately fabricated.”

He said the investigation conducted by the Saanich Police was subject to a review by the RCMP Office of Investigational Standards and Practices (OISP), which reaffirmed the investigational processes being undertaken by Saanich Police. As with all police agencies across Canada, the standards of Major Case Management (MCM) provide a strict framework relating to the manner and structure of the police investigational team. Also, Saanich Police participated in Strategic Advisory Groups with other homicide officers from across the Province including members of IHIT from the lower mainland. All of these steps were undertaken to ensure the highest level of investigational standards were being met.

https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/news/police-believe-several-people-have-information-on-unsolved-murder/

 

Feb 1, 2018 – Global News

 

https://globalnews.ca/video/embed/4001814/

The investigation is still active, with police working through tips from the public. Saanich police know two people went into the home with Lindsay 10 years ago, but haven’t found what they need to recommend charges or make an arrest.

“It’s a complex investigation as all homicide investigations often are. Sadly it has been 10 years and certainly we had wished we would have a quicker result for the friends and family of Lindsay Buziak,” said Saanich Police Staff Sgt. Chris Horsley.

“Saanich Police said they do not discuss suspects but have ruled out Lindsay’s boyfriend Jason Zailo.”

Police are asking anyone who has knowledge of what happened 10 years ago to come forward.

“It certainly makes it harder when these are pre-planned events and people have conspired beforehand to make sure they are not apprehended,” Horsley said.

“We firmly believe there is a reasonable size group that has knowledge. Those are the people we have always sought out and we continue to do so.”

 

Feb 1, 2018 – Global News TV Interview

S/Sgt. Chris Horsley from the Saanich police gives an update on the Lindsay Buziak case on the tenth anniversary of her murder.

https://globalnews.ca/video/embed/4000618/

TRANSCRIPT:

News Anchor:  Well, police are renewing their commitment to the community a decade after the murder of a local realtor, 24-year-old Lindsay Buziak was stabbed and killed while showing a home in 2008, her killer has never been brought to justice. Joining us this morning is S/Sgt. Chris Horsley from the Saanich Police Dept. Thank you very much for being with us today. Now, tomorrow as you know, marks 10 years since Lindsay’s murder, I know this isn’t an easy question to answer but why haven’t we seen any charges laid?

CH: Well, certainly it’s a complex investigation as all homicide files often are, sadly it has been 10 years and we certainly wish we’d had a quicker result for the friends and family of Lindsay Buziak, however, the investigation is still ongoing and we are hopeful that we will be successful in bringing those responsible before justice.

News Anchor: I understand that there has been lots of information, tips, even confessions that have been posted online, how useful has that information been?

CH: Well, the stark reality is, it’s been of no use whatsoever. You know I guess it’s a testament to the modern era we are in with social media platforms, websites, and blogs. We have people that are creating fake identities, posting anonymous information, even confessions like you mentioned. All of those have to be investigated and they were, unfortunately, those have been proven to be completely false and in many ways it makes what is already a hard task even harder we are having to go through this myriad of nonsense that people are posting anonymously and it certainly makes it far more challenging for the police.

News Anchor: Now, considering you’re saying that a lot of these posts and confessions have been false is this a matter of having a suspect, someone in mind but not having the evidence to prove it?

CH: Well, with any homicide investigation where it’s not readily apparent at the onset who’s responsible there may be many investigative avenues and we’ve certainly gone down lots of those, we’ve had suspects, we’ve ruled out suspects and we’re certainly continuing with our investigation but by no means is this a cold case. Therefore, it’s an active file with the Saanich Police and we certainly wouldn’t discuss our suspects openly on TV

News Anchor: Of course but you do say this was a targeted, pre-planned, murder so someone went to great lengths to make sure no evidence was left behind?

CH: Yeah, often there is a solvability factor with all homicides and you know you may have loads of forensic evidence, or perhaps witness testimony and of course other ones you’re lacking in those areas, and that greatly reduces that solvability factor, however, we firmly believe every single homicide is solvable including this one but, you know it certainly makes it harder when these are pre-planned events and people have conspired beforehand to ensure that they are not apprehended. Those are definitely tougher to prove

News Anchor: And, I understand police believe that there are people out there withholding information, what’s the message you want to get out right now?

CH: Well, we certainly know that there was pre-planning for this event, we know that more than one person was present at the actual crime scene we also know that theres likely conspirators that acted beforehand so we firmly believe there is a reasonable sized group that have personal and first-hand knowledge, those are the people that we’ve always sought out and we will continue to do so, unfortunately, of course, it often gets lost in the white noise of social media with people posting things that they really don’t have that first-hand knowledge of.

https://globalnews.ca/video/4000618/saanich-police-renew-commitment-to-lindsay-buziak-unsolved-murder

 

On February 2, 2008, local realtor Lindsay Buziak was murdered in the Gordon Head area of Saanich, British Columbia.  Since this date, investigators from the Saanich Police have worked diligently to identify, apprehend, and prosecute those responsible.

As the investigation approaches the 10-year milestone since Lindsay’s murder, the Saanich Police wish to reaffirm their organizational commitment as they work towards justice for Lindsay Buziak and her family and friends.

It has been noted that Internet sites, blogs, and other social media platforms have provided a forum for much speculation relating to this murder and ongoing investigation. Although not actively participating, the Saanich Police are aware of the many falsehoods, accusations, and erroneous information posted on the Internet. While providing clarification is difficult, the investigators are aware that much of the posted information is either false, misleading, or deliberately fabricated.

The murder investigation conducted by the Saanich Police was subject to a review by the RCMP Office of Investigational Standards and Practices (OISP), which reaffirmed the investigational processes being undertaken by Saanich Police. As with all police agencies across Canada, the standards of Major Case Management (MCM) provide a strict framework relating to the manner and structure of the police investigational team.  Also, Saanich Police participated in Strategic Advisory Groups with other homicide officers from across the Province including members of IHIT from the lower mainland. All of these steps were undertaken to ensure the highest level of investigational standards were being met.

Saanich Police have worked tirelessly with the RCMP and Victoria Police in partnerships to achieve success. After 10-years of work, we regret that success has not been achieved to date in our investigation. As with other pre-planned and targeted murders, the perpetrators and/or conspirators have taken steps to avoid apprehension by police.  We believe multiple persons have personal and first-hand knowledge regarding the murder of Lindsay Buziak and have withheld this information from police.

As with all criminal offences in British Columbia, the standard of Crown Counsel charge approval must be met. Saanich Police are continuing to work towards success in this investigation, and the case remains active and ongoing as we move towards a successful conclusion to this investigation.

Sgt. Jereme Leslie

SPD File 2008-02682 refers

http://saanichpolice.ca/index.php/media-releases/1235-10-year-remembrance-of-lindsay-buziak-murder

 

People are withholding information in Buziak murder case, police say

Feb 1, 2018

Saanich police say they have worked diligently for the past 10 years to find the people responsible for the murder of Lindsay Buziak.

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of her murder, Saanich police sent out a statement reaffirming their commitment to get justice for Buziak, her family and friends.

The 24-year-old real estate agent was stabbed and killed while showing a vacant home in Gordon Head on Feb. 2, 2008.

Saanich police said they believe a number of people have personal and first-hand knowledge of her murder and have withheld this information.

“Saanich police have worked tirelessly with the RCMP and Victoria police in partnerships to achieve success. After 10-years of work, we regret that success has not been achieved to date in our investigation. As with other pre-planned and targeted murders, the perpetrators and/or conspirators have taken steps to avoid apprehension by police,” the statement said.

Lindsay’s father, Jeff Buziak, has been highly critical of the police investigation. He has created a website about her murder.

Saanich police say websites, blogs, and social media platforms have provided a forum for a lot of speculation about the murder and the investigation.

“Although not actively participating, the Saanich police are aware of the many falsehoods, accusations, and erroneous information posted on the Internet. While providing clarification is difficult, the investigators are aware that much of the posted information is either false, misleading, or deliberately fabricated,” the statement said.

The Buziak murder investigation was reviewed by the RCMP Office of Investigational Standards and Practices. Saanich police also participated in strategic advisory groups with other homicide officers from across the province including members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team from the Lower Mainland.

All of these steps were undertaken to ensure the highest level of investigational standards were being met, said Saanich police Sgt. Jereme Leslie.

“As with all criminal offences in British Columbia, the standard of Crown counsel charge approval must be met. Saanich police are continuing to work towards success in this investigation, and the case remains active and ongoing as we move towards a successful conclusion to this investigation,” said Leslie.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Jeff Buziak will lead a 17-kilometre Walk For Justice starting at Royal Oak Burial Park. passing the house where Buziak was killed, and ending up at Saanich Municipal Hall.

ldickson@timescolonist.com

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/people-are-withholding-information-in-buziak-murder-case-police-say-1.23162412

We were on this AM talking about the 10yr remembrance of the murder of Lindsay Buziak in . We believe ppl have personal 1st hand knowledge of the murder & want them to come forward.

https://twitter.com/saanichpolice?lang=en

 

CHEK 6 TV Interview Sgt. Horsley

Saanich Police are defending the investigation, which has taken up thousands of hours of investigative time and has been reviewed by the RCMP.

But investigators are sounding the alarm over the websites and blogs people have set up to try and find Lindsay’s killers.

Police say all the speculation, and in some cases misinformation, may actually be hurting the investigation.

“People posting false allegations, misinformation and really a bunch of nonsense on the internet does not help,” says S/Sgt. Chris Horsley of the Saanich Police Department. “Every hour we spend chasing down some nonsense from the internet is an hour we’re not spending actually trying to find the real people responsible.”

https://www.cheknews.ca/dad-slams-saanich-police-10th-anniversary-lindsay-buziak-murder-414585/

 

An ongoing investigation

Sgt. Chris Horsely says Buziak is mistaken about the quality of the evidence.

“He is really forming his opinions based on things out there [on] social media, internet, websites and blogs [that] are putting things out there that for the most part simply aren’t true,” Horsely said.

“If we had the grounds to go forward to seek charge approval from Crown counsel, we certainly would have done so at this time.”

Horsely said the investigation into Lindsay Buziak’s death is ongoing.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/buziak-murder-tenth-anniversary-1.4517977

 

Times-Colonist Feb 2, 2018

Saanich police said they believe a number of people have personal and first-hand knowledge of the killing and have withheld this information.

A statement released Thursday says: “Saanich police have worked tirelessly with the RCMP and Victoria police in partnerships to achieve success. After 10 years of work, we regret that success has not been achieved to date in our investigation. As with other pre-planned and targeted murders, the perpetrators and/or conspirators have taken steps to avoid apprehension by police.”

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/crowd-gathers-to-mark-10-years-since-death-of-lindsay-buziak-1.23163605

 

Staff Sgt. Chris Horsely, Saanich Police Department

Click on “Adam Stirling” then Audio Cut – 2:14 pm Staff Sgt. Chris Horsely, Saanich Police Department

http://www.iheartradio.ca/cfax-1070/staff-sgt-chris-horsely-saanich-police-department-1.3599082?mode=Article&autoplay=1.3599082

 

Lindsay Buziak mystery: 10 years later

The investigation is still active, with police working through tips from the public. Saanich police know two people went into the home with Lindsay 10 years ago, but haven’t found what they need to recommend charges or make an arrest.

“It’s a complex investigation as all homicide investigations often are. Sadly it has been 10 years and certainly we had wished we would have a quicker result for the friends and family of Lindsay Buziak,” said Saanich Police Staff Sgt. Chris Horsley.

Saanich Police said they do not discuss suspects but have ruled out Lindsay’s boyfriend Jason Zailo.

Police are asking anyone who has knowledge of what happened 10 years ago to come forward.

“It certainly makes it harder when these are pre-planned events and people have conspired before hand to make sure they are not apprehended,” Horsley said.

“We firmly believe there is a reasonable size group that has knowledge. Those are the people we have always sought out and we continue to do so.”   https://globalnews.ca/news/4000986/lindsay-buziak-mystery-10-years-later-her-father-still-seeks-the-realtors-killers/