Timeline of Lindsay’s murder as per Dateline, Inspector Rob McColl, Detective-Sgt. Chris Horsley and Crime Watch Daily.
Jason and Lindsay went to Sauce for a late lunch. Lindsay and Jason paid the bill at Sauce at 4:24 pm. Their server knew Lindsay well. Jason went directly to SHC arriving at 4:29 pm and Lindsay is believed to have gone home to change her clothes. CO was standing outside by Jason’s vehicle when Jason left the SHC building. They left SHC together in Jason’s vehicle at 5:30 pm.
*NOTE* There are conflicting reports whether Jason was supposed to accompany Lindsay to the Desousa property or meet her later. An employee of re/max made the following post on the Dateline site.
Joe DeSousa left the site at approx. 4:30 pm. Other workers left the area at around 5:00 pm. 2 witnesses saw the suspect couple walk into the cul de sac at approximately 5:30 pm. The witnesses saw Lindsay greeting the couple by the back of her car in the driveway as shown on Crimestoppers. There were papers on the trunk of Lindsay’s car. The real estate lockbox was accessed at 5:29 pm. While driving Jason said to Lindsay“I’ll come meet you and I’ll be 10 – 15 minutes or so” and that’s when Lindsay said to Jason…. “okay I’ll see you in a bit I gotta go the Mexicans are here”. Apparently, this was Lindsay’s shorthand name for her clients. Jason was seen by video surveillance leaving SHC at 5:30.
5:38 pm Jason sent Lindsay a text “just a couple of minutes away.” That text was never opened by Lindsay. According to Detective Sgt. Horsley: “the last text Jason said was I’m just a couple of minutes away”. That text was never opened by Lindsay. Just before 6:05 pm Jason sent Lindsay another text while parked on Torquay “are you okay?” Jason received no response.
5:38 pm to 5:41 pm police believe this is when Lindsay was murdered as she turned to enter the master bedroom ensuite.
5:41 pm Lindsay’s blackberry made a phone call out and the SP believe that was the direct result of the attack. It was truly a pocket dial call as her BB was in her pocket.
As per Det-Sgt. Horsley, when Jason and CO drove into the cul de sac at approx. 5:45 pm Jason and CO saw the front door open and “people” inside. The male suspect was observed exiting the front door, then turned around and went back inside. Only the back of the male suspect was seen. Jason parked his vehicle on the opposite side of the road of the house. The rear of the vehicle was facing Torquay and the Desousa house. They sat there for approx. 10 minutes. Jason then turned around in the cul de sac and turns right onto Torquay and parked in the indent spot. They sat there for approx. another 10 minutes. Jason sent Lindsay a text message “are you okay” and she did not respond Both CO and Jason walked up to the front door and found it locked. Jason called 911 (approx. 6:05 pm) and requested a welfare check. They both went around to the Torquay side of the house and CO gained entry via the already open patio door. Jason boosted CO over the patio fence and CO opened the front door allowing Jason entry. Forensic evidence at the crime scene corroborates both Jason and CO’s version of events.
*NOTE*Since the killers were unable to exit out the front door as planned they kicked out the fence boards in the backyard and escaped on foot.
**NOTE** Jason and his friend sat outside after they arrived as per Sgt. Horsley statement below.
“The killers were actually about to walk out the front door and leave, and he turned into the cul-de-sac and interrupted them leaving,” said Sgt. Horsley. “If he had been five seconds later he would have driven right into the suspects walking out here into the driveway.”
Instead, he tells police the couple turned around and closed the door.
“And his assumption is these are the clients and the showing is just starting as the door closes,” said Horsley. “He then parks outside because he is waiting for the showing to end.”
**NOTE** There is no mention the couple ran back into the house. They simply turned around and shut the door.
When Jason found Lindsay’s body 911 was called a second time (6:11 pm) and while on the phone CO could hear sirens approaching. The police were there within minutes because they were already en route after Jason made the first 911 call(6:05 pm). When police arrived Jason and CO were waving their arms in front of the upstairs bedroom window to let the officers know they were upstairs. The police went into the home up to the bedroom and immediately took both Jason and CO to the police station separately.
The cell phone the couple used to contact Lindsay was purchased late November 2007 at a Vancouver convenience store. The phone was activated late January, 2008 in Vancouver. The phone traveled to the Island 24 hours prior to Lindsay’s murder.
Vancouver is from where the first calls to Lindsay were made, confirmed by hits on cell towers in the city. Police said at least half dozen calls were made to Lindsay and after her murder the cell phone was never used again. They believed the killer(s) knew how to carry out the murder and then cover their tracks. The expert’s all agreed a significant degree of planning went into this murder. They explored the theory that professionals were hired with specific instructions to express the anger that someone else felt towards Lindsay.The experts agreed the murder was personal and that somebody close to Lindsay planned it and hired the killer(s). The leading working theory of the Saanich Police is that Lindsay was murdered due to the the Calgary Drug Bust.
Sgt. Horsley June 9, 2017:
“In January before her murder, the largest drug bust in Alberta history occurred,” said Sgt. Horsley. “We’re talking millions upon millions of dollars’ value in cocaine. The people that lost the drugs know that someone spoke to the police.”
**NOTE** The people that lost the drugs were Erickson Delalcazar and his crew. Lindsay’s best friend Rianne was aware of the EMPTY DESOUSA HOUSE LISTING and knew Lindsay’s previous CLIENT’S. Rianne had the smarts to be the mastermind. Her boyfriend at the time VID, pointed a gun at Jason and DEMANDED he tell him what he saw!!! Everyone on the Island noticed a drastic change in their lifestyle. Gone were the fancy clothes, homes, cars, harleys, etc. They had a huge debt to REPAY!!
“She does not personally appear to have any enemies, so what is the motive for the killing?” said Horsley.
Police do have some strong theories though. One of them tied to a trip Lindsay Buziak made to Calgary just six weeks before her murder.
“This was in December and the murder was in February,” said Sgt. Horsley.
Apparently, while Lindsay was in Calgary, she reached out to an old acquaintance from Victoria, once by phone and another time through Facebook.
“We don’t know the nature of the call. We don’t know why she called him. We don’t know why she was on his Facebook site,” said Sgt. Horsley.
**NOTE** They don’t know because the person they are referring to refuses to COOPERATE!
What they do know is that the person she contacted was the family member of a man named Erickson Delalcazar, and that shortly after Lindsay went back to Victoria, Delalcazar, along with 13 other people, was caught in the biggest drug bust in the history of the province.
**NOTE** Erickson Delalcazar and Graham Taylor were arrested on January 22, 2008. The other 12 people were arrested AFTER Lindsay was murdered. This leaves Erickson as the stronger suspect in my opinion as his arrest came before Lindsay was murdered and the others came AFTER she was murdered. Also, Erickson was denied BAIL FEB 1, 2008 and Lindsay was murdered the next day. The crime phone also travelled to the Island 24 hours before Lindsay’s murder.
“What we can say is that people lost a lot of money and the people that lost the drugs know that someone spoke to the police,” said Horsley. “A witch hunt occurred where people were being questioned, people were being pulled out of their beds in the middle of the night and asked ‘Who have you spoken to?’ because they know someone spoke to the police.”
Someone like Lindsay?
“That’s one of the working theories,” said Horsley. “Lindsay Buziak was the target of this murder but it may have been a target of opportunity where they needed to solve a problem and she was the solution.”
But then why would Lindsay Buziak be so well-known to people in the drug trade to begin with?
“Victoria, everybody knows everybody. It’s that simple,” said Horsley.
“Really, what it’s become is a modern-day witch hunt, and it’s just an internet witch hunt,” said Sgt. Horsley. “So it’s an ongoing issue and whether it affects the potential trial down the road, I don’t know. I’ve had those discussions with Mr. Buziak because it is potential that it could impact our successful prosecution.”
“This is a solvable case and we are confident that Lindsay’s murder can be solved,” said Sgt. Horsley.
Inspector McColl Feb 2, 2011:
“Having had this on our plate (at the time of the broadcast) for more than two years, we had plenty of time to develop theories, look at them closely and think outside of the box,” McColl said, noting that police AGREE with the Dateline investigators’ conclusion that Buziak was an innocent party, and her murder was a TARGETED hit arranged by someone CLOSE to her. Saanich police have narrowed down the investigation to “three or four” working theories. McColl stated on Dateline it’s possible one of the people who went into that house was also the MASTERMIND behind Lindsay’s murder.
“It’s not cool to tell on your friends, it’s not cool to rat people out … Many times in a homicide investigation you can get past that because it’s also not cool to kill people,” he said. “There should be some assurance to anyone that is considering speaking to the police, that we’re not really interested in the skeletons in your closet. We have the ability to put that aside and focus in on what we’re really interested in, and that is catching these killers.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Sgt. Dean Jantzen:
“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. “There are people in the community who are withholding information. We know there is a bit of cone of silence around this.”