The Five Ws

The Five Ws, are questions whose answers are considered basic in information gathering or problem-solving. They are often mentioned in research and police investigations. According to the principle of the Five Ws, a report can only be considered complete if it answers these questions starting with an interrogative word.

  • What happened?
  • Who was involved?
  • Where did it take place?
  • When did it take place?
  • Why did that happen?

Personal?  Organized crime group?  Contract killing?  Staged to misdirect the investigation to another person?  A little bit of everything?

  • Calgary drug bust – Series of seizures spanning a year – January 2008 – December 2008
  • The investigation was conducted by the Drug Undercover Street Team from November 2007 to December 2008. “A criminal organization used hidden compartments in vehicles to funnel cocaine into Calgary.”
  • “Cave said investigators believe the operation has links to a distribution network spread through the “United States, beyond that to MEXICO and South America.”
  • “The involvement of police in Victoria suggests the cocaine may have been transported from MEXICO along the coast — avoiding the United States — and coming in through VICTORIA, he said, adding he believes the lack of marine border security on the coast leaves an “open gate for drug smugglers.”
  • One of the persons charged in Calgary drug bust was a foreign national. Leopoldo Fernando Rojo Beltran was a Mexican citizen with ties to a Mexican drug cartel
  • Also charged was Miguel Ernesto Rivas Franco, who was facing “conspiracy to traffick cocaine” charges. (Miguel was offered a deal in exchange for information pertaining to Lindsay’s murder. Obviously, he didn’t talk. Miguel is Erickson’s best friend. Why would he talk?) Miguel is the Brother of MEDARDO RIVAS and Miguel and Medardo’s brother in law is Leopoldo Fernando Rojo Beltran. Leopoldo’s sister lived in Burnaby and one of the vehicles used to transport the cocaine to Calgary was parked outside her residence for a few months. Medardo is SANDY DELALCAZAR’S best friend and Miguel is Erickson Delalcazar’s best friend.
  • November 2007: Lindsay obtained a job at the re/max office for her best friend RG. RG was aware of the big empty house at 1702 Desousa Place. RG received telephone calls from some dangerous criminals while employed at the re/max office prior to Lindsay’s murder. RG was in a relationship with Vid before, during and after Lindsay was murdered. (Police said on Dateline: “Lindsay was connected to SOME VERY BAD PEOPLE.”)
  • November 2007: Lindsay told a few friends she was thinking about leaving Jason.
  • December 2007: Lindsay told her Father “I saw something I shouldn’t have.” Lindsay first mentioned this to her Father in 2006 when she lived in Vancouver. (It is possible Lindsay said or meant “she heard something she shouldn’t have”.  There have been rumours floating around for years that Lindsay was in the company of Emerson Delalcazar while he was on the phone with his bro Erickson discussing drug business. Allegedly, Lindsay overheard what Emerson was discussing. Emerson was aware what Lindsay heard. Shortly thereafter Erickson was busted (January 22, 2008). Rumour has it that Emerson and the other Del’s were told by someone that Lindsay snitched on Erickson and they may have used that earlier telephone call Lindsay overheard as their evidence against Lindsay. One of Lindsay’s friends was dating Vid at the time and she was present at the house when Lindsay overheard this telephone call. It could have very likely been Lindsay’s friend RG who lied to the others and said: “yes Lindsay snitched on Erickson after she heard what Emerson said on the phone.” The police know Lindsay was not the snitch because they know the true identity of the real snitch. (Police stated on Dateline: “It is also possible Buziak’s killers were under the MISTAKEN impression she had revealed information she shouldn’t have, he said, or perhaps that she was somehow connected to a dangerous person without knowing it” AND “You can be a person who just works and minds their own business in Victoria, yet through a very brief network of friends, you could be absolutely connected to people that are involved in very bad things,” Horsley said )
  • It’s highly possible Lindsay never said: “I saw something I shouldn’t have seen”.  Not once have the investigators ever mentioned this scenario on Dateline, Crime Watch Daily, or during their multiple news conferences they held.  If this scenario really happened the investigators would be speaking about this to the public.
  • December 2007: As stated on Dateline: “Many of Lindsay’s friends said they knew why Lindsay may have had MMD on her mind around the time of her murder. It was likely they said because she was thinking about leaving Jason and getting back together with Matt. Her Father said “Lindsay said as much on her trip to visit him in December. She said Daddy I miss Matt so much, I’m really confused, I don’t know what to do.” Her friends said, “Matt had a hold on Lindsay.”
  • January 22, 2008: Erickson Lopez Delalcazar and Graham Scott Taylor were the FIRST TWO arrested in the Calgary drug bust. The others were arrested AFTER Lindsay’s murder. If Lindsay was murdered because someone labelled her a snitch then it goes back to the Del’s and their associates. They were on a witch hunt and wanted to know who talked to the police which caused ERICKSON to get busted! It was not the drug cartel in California or Mexico who would have been after Lindsay. It would have been the Del crew. The Del crew owed big money to the cartel so if they didn’t pay up then the cartel would have gone after the Del crew. The Del crew paid up that’s why they are still alive!!!  The Del group not only lost huge money, they lost their status and their supplier.   People don’t do business with IDIOTS!!
  • Last week of January 2008: Lindsay and MMD girlfriend at the time had a physical altercation.
  • January 30/31, 2008: Crime phone activated and mystery woman called Lindsay and began the process of luring her to her own murder.
  • February 01, 2008: Erickson Delalcazar denied bail.
  • February 1, 2008: Lindsay was having a mental breakdown over MMD. She talked to a good friend about this during the day and on Friday night she talked to SZ about it. Lindsay told SZ she was afraid of MMD. MMD is good friends with Vid and the Del crew.
  • February 1, 2008: The night before Lindsay’s murder, it is alleged that VID’s personal cell phone and the crime phone pinged from the same cell tower at the same time near his residence on McNair Street and the BC Ferries. The crime phone travelled from the mainland to the Island on February 1, 2008 via the BC Ferries.  (the ping information could be strictly gossip)
  • February 2, 2008: The male suspect made a call to Lindsay to inform her he would be attending the showing without his wife.  Lindsay asked him how he got her cell number and he said “from a friend”
  • February 2, 2008: Lindsay is lured to 1702 Desousa Place and murdered by a mystery couple. The conspirators may have set the murder up to appear as though the Zailo’s organized the hit. If so, this was their big mistake. The injuries did not fit the nature of the crime (crime of passion/domestic) the conspirator’s tried to make it appear to be. This was their first mistake to try and misdirect the investigation.
  • 2008 – 2010: SP spent approx. a year and a half investigating people involved in the Calgary drug bust. At the beginning of the investigation, it was reported in the press at that time that SP stated they did not need any help from the public nor did they say a “reward was necessary”. They likely thought they were close to arrests but then hit a brick wall and appeared on Dateline. The SP had offered TWO people charged in the Calgary drug bust a deal, “Miguel Rivas Franco and Alycia Faithful-Lebrun.” Alycia did not know anything and allegedly passed a poly. Miguel was Erickson’s best friend so he likely refused to talk.
  • 2011-2015:  Various sources stated the focus of the investigation was on the Del group from day one.  Over the years chatter on the streets was all agencies involved in the Lindsay Buziak investigation were hot on the trail of the Del crew.
  • 2015: Word on the street was that cops were banging on the doors of RG, Vid, Del’s, Charbal Hage, Medardo, and associates.
  • August 2016: A good friend of VID’s and the Del’s is Avneet Dhanowa. He made a blog post stating — “So, what do you think would happen to someone that tries to extort a drug dealer with major connections? Since Avneet is friends with VID and the Del’s he must be referring to Medardo/Erickson/VID as the people who had the “major connections”. Police found no evidence that Lindsay was extorting anyone. (Police said on Dateline: “Perhaps Lindsay said the WRONG THING to the WRONG PERSON”


  • Erickson Delalcazar was the only one busted (January 22, 2008) besides Graham Taylor prior to Lindsay’s murder. The other’s came AFTER. Erickson Delalcazar and associates.
  • RG boyfriend’s personal cell phone allegedly pinged from the same cell tower at the same time as the crime phone did. Allegedly, Vid’s personal cell phone pinged from a cell tower by the BC Ferries the same time the crime phone arrived on the Island. (the ping information has not been confirmed to be true)
  • The suspect killer couple were referred to as “THE MEXICAN’S”. One of the accused in Calgary drug bust was Mexican. RG spoke Spanish.
  • RG was one of Lindsay’s best friends and worked at the same re/max office. She was in a relationship with Vid and was aware of the Desousa Property. She did not return there after Lindsay’s murder.
  • RG denied being in a relationship with VID. Why would she deny that?
  • RG operated as a MOLE within the Lindsay supporters group, under the pretense she was trying to seek “Justice For Lindsay.” RG was spoon-fed information to see where she took it. She went straight to VID and MMD with the info. RG refused to participate on the “Dateline Show”. RG refused to cooperate and refused to take a polygraph. Who does that and claims they will do ANYTHING to help find “Justice for Lindsay”?
  • Lindsay’s murder APPEARED to look like a hired hit, carried out by an UNKNOWN MEXICAN COUPLE who LURED Lindsay to the DeSousa residence. The female suspect spoke in a “fake Spanish sounding accent.” If this were truly the case, why were the WOUNDS so personal in nature? The murder APPEARED to look one way yet the WOUNDS reflect something entirely different. 
  • It was noted in Leopoldo’s 2010 sentencing hearing “returning to Canada without the prescribed authorization” that he was a TARGET in ANOTHER ONGOING INVESTIGATION. Were they referring to Lindsay’s murder investigation?
  • “In furtherance of Operation High Noon, a tracking device warrant was obtained and was installed on the Quest in June 2008 while it was still located at the Edmonton address. Later, the Quest was driven back to Calgary and parked in the garage of the residence of Mr. Miguel Rivas-Franco’s brother-in-law, a Mr. Leopoldo Beltran.”
  • “The Quest then returned to Vancouver the next day on June 12, 2008, and went dormant for a period of approximately 4 months. For almost the whole of that time, the Quest was stationary, either in an underground parking garage in Surrey, BC or parked in front of a home in Burnaby, BC occupied by Mr. Beltran’s sister.”
  • The female suspect called from the VANCOUVER area and the cell phone used in this crime traveled from the Vancouver area to the Island.

It was reported in 2011 that a member of law enforcement stated: “People are going to be SHOCKED when they find out who was involved in Lindsay’s murder.” That statement was likely made by LE because there has been a Zailo witch hunt going on 9 years. THE ONLY PEOPLE who will be SHOCKED will be the people taking part in the witch hunt when they find out it’s NOT THE ZAILO’S!!!!