The Suspect’s??

One of the men charged in the Calgary drug bust (Leo Rojo Beltran) was a citizen of Mexico with ties to a Mexican drug cartel. At the time of Lindsay’s murder, Leo lived in Calgary and his sister (Mila Rojo) lived at LakePark Village in Burnaby with her daughter.  Mila had a heavy Spanish accent as did the female suspect. The female suspect called Lindsay for one reason, and that was to lure her to the Desousa property so they could MURDER HER!  It’s very likely the people who murdered Lindsay were, Leo and Mila who was living in Canada at the time.

(“As with all criminal offences in British Columbia, the standard of Crown counsel charge approval must be met. “) 

{“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. 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 burner phone was registered under the name “Paulo Rodriguez”  The “Rodriguez” surname is a common name in Mexico.  In 2010 Investigators said, “they do not believe the killers live in the Victoria area.” The investigators clearly have evidence to support that conclusion.  At the time of Lindsay’s murder, Leo lived in Calgary and Mila lived in Burnaby.  Leo was actually deported from Canada in 2010 the same year investigators made that statementMila left Canada too. Leo divorced his first wife Trudy and is re-married. He has additional children with his current wife.

If the killer’s murdered Lindsay to send a message(snitches die), it would make sense why they might have registered the burner phone under the name “PAULO RODRIGUEZ”.  The “Rodriguez” name was a name they were familiar with. The “Rodriquez” name is a popular name in Mexico where Leo and Mila originated from.  They likely chose that name as another veiled message of sorts.(Don’t mess with the Cartel).  Early on in the investigation, there were rumours swirling in town that the people involved in Lindsay’s murder were “Untouchable” and the case would never be solved.  That would be a fair statement considering the probable suspects do not live in Canada and they have ties to the Mexican drug cartel BUT, the case will be solved.  I’m sure the killers realize now they were betrayed in that Lindsay was not the person who snitched on the Calgary drug operation. The killer’s murdered an innocent young woman. The killers have children of their own.  I wonder how they would feel if someone murdered one of their children?

 

The ten most popular Mexican last names:

Rodriguez, Lopez, Garcia, Martinez, Gonzalez, Perez, Sanchez, Gomez, Flores

  • The cell phone used to lure Lindsay to her murder was registered under the name “Paulo Rodriguez.”  In 2008 Leo was living in Canada illegally and deported back to the US in 2010. His sister Mila was living in the Burnaby area at the time of Lindsay’s murder.  Leo is currently living in SD, California and Mila is living in a city in Los Angeles, California.  The rest of their siblings are residing in the Los Angeles area,  Culiacan, Sinaloa,  Obregon, Sonora, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora and various other areas around Mexico.
  • It was reported on Dateline that Lindsay said the female caller sounded “kind of Spanish.  The SP had this to say in 2010 “After exhaustively investigating this crime for the past two years, this is what we know.  We know that a woman with an ACCENT made contact with Lindsay using this crime phone. (they never made mention of a male ever calling Lindsay).  This is the woman who is believed to be involved in Lindsay’s murder.” The police did not say“the woman used a fake accent.”
  • Apparently, Lindsay did not know the name of the suspect couple and it was reported she stored their phone number in her contact list under the name “The Mexican’s”.   (This was not confirmed by police publicly). 

  • Leopoldo Fernando Rojo Beltran was a Mexican citizen with ties to a Mexican drug cartel.”  He is over 6′ with dark hair and light complexion. He could easily be mistaken for a Caucasian male. Leo was in charge of the Calgary drug operation and has a violent criminal history. 

Information gathered from court transcripts regarding the Calgary drug bust:

  • “Cave said investigators believe the operation disrupted in Calgary 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 be 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.”
  • Based on information from court transcripts Leopoldo Rojo Beltran was the TARGET of another investigation which was likely the Lindsay Buziak murder investigation. This is likely the reason CBSA did not arrest Leo Beltran in April 2008 when they were aware he was in Canada illegally.  This was TWO MONTHS after Lindsay’s murder.  Leo was obviously under surveillance during that time.  Given the timeline of Lindsay’s murder and the timeline of when CBSA became aware of Leo’s location, it’s safe to assume the investigators have known all along who was responsible for Lindsay’s vicious murder.  That day will come when they are apprehended and charged.  It doesn’t matter where they live.
  • Info from court transcripts: “Sometime between November 6, 2003, and his latest arrest on December 3, 2008, Rojo Beltran once again entered Canada illegally. It is unknown to the CBSA how or where he entered the country. However, the CBSA was aware as early as April 20, 2008, that Rojo Beltran was in Canada and had information about his location. He was not legally authorized to be in Canada during this time period.”
  • [9] The offender’s personal circumstances include that the CBSA was aware of his presence in Canada illegally, but yet the CBSA delayed charging and prosecuting him for a lengthy period of time.
  • [21] The offender submitted that his time in custody and lengthy house arrest upon release should be considered in his application for a discharge. He also argues that the CBSA delayed prosecuting him and in doing so, allowed him to stay in Canada.
  • [22] I am not persuaded by these arguments.
    The delay in prosecuting was explained in the Agreed Statement of Facts as the offender was a target in another ongoing investigation.
  • In June 2008 the investigators were aware that a vehicle used to courier cocaine in the Calgary drug ring and belonging to Leo Beltran was parked in a garage at the residence of LEO BELTRAN. That vehicle then returned to VANCOUVER where it was parked in front of a home in BURNABY, BC belonging to Leo Beltran’s SISTER.  
  • “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 investigators were aware the vehicle sat dormant from June 2008 to approx. Oct of 2008.  It’s safe to say, Leo Beltran was under surveillance during this time period(and likely longer) and that is likely why CBSA did not arrest him in April when they had the opportunity.  We know that MULTIPLE OTHER AGENCIES were working together with the SP on Lindsay’s murder investigation.
  • The female suspect called from the VANCOUVER area and the cell phone used in this crime travelled from the Vancouver area to the Island.”
  • Leopoldo Rojo Beltran’s sister(who spoke Spanish) lived in Burnaby at the time of Lindsay’s murder. The picture below is of “Mila Rojo” and the composite sketch of the female suspect.
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  • “Investigators found no fingerprints, DNA or other physical evidence in the house. Buziak’s boyfriend, who found her dead at the house, and an ex-boyfriend have both been cleared by police.”
  • The suspect couple was described as being “Caucasian”.   The investigators know based on forensic evidence that there were only TWO people in that house with Lindsay at the time of her murder.  It was reported in 2010 that the female suspect left behind blood-soaked nylon footprint on the stairs leading down to the front entranceway. 
  • In reference to the killer’s: ” Investigators said they DO NOT BELIEVE THEY LIVE in Victoria.”  Saanich Police took the unusual step of appearing on an American news magazine show with hopes of generating tips. An international tip line has been set up as well as a local one.”  
  • “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.”
  • For more than two years SP has been on the hunt for the killers of local Real Estate agent Lindsay Buziak. And as “A” Vancouver Island reports, tonight investigators say when they do catch Buziak’s killer, THEY WON’T FIND THEM IN THE VICTORIA AREA.
  • Based on information in the media “the killers do not live in the Victoria area” it sounds more likely the investigators are aware the probable suspects are living in the California area and that was the reason the investigators appeared on Dateline and set up an international tip line.  Leo returned to SD, California in 2010 the same year investigators appeared on Dateline and set up an international tipline. Leo’s sister also left Canada and is now living in a city in Los Angeles, California.

The experts on Dateline felt the female suspect probably wore the colourful dress to take the focus off her face in the event anyone witnessed her approaching the Desousa property. It would be a reasonable assumption on the suspects part to know that someone would likely see them arrive at the Desousa property on that day.  It’s also possible the male suspect instructed the female to wear a very colourful dress so as to put the focus on the female and not HIMSELF!  Most of the witnesses really only remember the female and what she looked like and what she wore. No one remembers much about the male.

“Little evidence found at Buziak crime scene. All DNA traced to slain real estate agent, none from killers, police say.”

“One indication that HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED killers may have been behind Lindsay Buziak’s slaying is that REMARKABLY little forensic evidence was found at the crime scene. All DNA evidence extracted from the house, which had been professionally cleaned the afternoon of the killing, was traced back to Buziak, Det.-Sgt. Chris Horsley said yesterday. Police investigators tracked everyone who had entered the home, including tradespeople, real estate agents, and their clients but found no fingerprint or footprint matches.”

Investigators obtained volumes of data from cellphone towers in Vancouver and Victoria to look for matches between the cellphone used by the suspect couple and any other cellphone transmissions, but to date, police have not been able to find a match that might provide information leading to their identification. Horsley said that doesn’t mean the evidence doesn’t exist. “There are literally hundreds of thousands of transmissions, and we could still find that link,” he said. To nail down the SEQUENCE OF EVENTS, police looked at the TIME when the lockbox was accessed on the home’s front door, which is consistent with the 5:30 p.m. scheduled meeting between Buziak and the couple, and with testimony from witnesses who saw Buziak greet the pair at the front door.

Horsley would not give any details on the condition of the house but said investigators know EXACTLY what MOVEMENTS the KILLERS made through the home AFTER the attack, including that they left through the french door at the rear that Buziak’s boyfriend Jason Zailo DISCOVERED open around 6:15 p.m.

“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.”