The conspiracy theorists would like you to believe the Zailo’s are responsible for Lindsay’s murder based on false/misleading information posted on social media. They attempt to discredit anyone who shares facts about Lindsay’s murder investigation. They have attempted to discredit the Crime Watch Daily episode about Lindsay’s unsolved murder, the SPD, the RCMP, Government Agencies, Dr. Phil, Garry Rodgers, etc. You can see a clear pattern with these people now. Basically, the conspiracists say the complete opposite of the known facts about Lindsay’s murder and add their nonsensical spin to it.
Having a theory/opinion is one thing but to intentionally fabricate stories and participate in character assassination is appalling and desperate.
The following is a transcript of the Crime Watch Daily episode which aired in 2017. I have inserted my own thoughts in parentheses.
WHO KILLED LINDSAY BUZIAK? REALTOR’S MURDER BELIEVED TO BE TARGETED HIT
A million-dollar listing, two very motivated buyers and a young up-and-coming real estate agent found stabbed to death in the master suite.
Was it a crime of passion, a business deal gone wrong, or was the vicious murder of 24-year-old Lyndsay Buziak all part of one giant cocaine conspiracy? (Many people have categorized this murder to be personal(domestic-related) based on fabricated information from conspiracy theorists that Lindsay was stabbed over 40 times. The autopsy report was sealed and the investigators have never released details on the extent of Lindsay’s wounds other than to say she was “stabbed multiple times”. People continue to fabricate stories about the nature of Lindsay’s wounds but the reality is, they don’t know a thing. )
Buziak was targeted — that much authorities say with confidence. Why? That’s something Lindsay Buziak’s loved ones still struggle to understand.
Lindsay Buziak was the kind of girl other people wanted to be around. Especially people like Jason Zailo.
“She was with Jason, at the time, and I knew that she was extremely happy,” said Sara Buziak, Lindsay’s sister. “I absolutely adored him.” (Lindsay’s Mother and Lindsay’s sister adored Jason)
“Lindsay and Jason had probably been dating for a little less than a year, around a year, somewhat in that period,” said Lindsay’s father Jeff Buziak. “They did move in together. Jason’s mom Shirley bought an expensive waterfront property, and so they moved into there.” ( Shirley is a top producing realtor and owns multiple properties as do many other realtors/people with successful careers. The conspiracists have no access to Shirley’s financial records so where is the evidence to support the conspiracists’ claims Shirley purchased real estate by criminal means and with cash? There is no evidence to support any of the conspiracist’s ridiculous claims. Shirley is not a drug trafficker but Erickson Delalcazar and the rest of Calgary group were/are. They have criminal records that support that.)
Lindsay’s father felt there was something boiling underneath.
“He adored Lindsay, but he was overprotective, over-possessive, jealous, and that really bothered Lindsay,” said Jeff Buziak. (It was reported Lindsay initially had plans to attend a stagette in Vancouver the night she was murdered. It was also reported that Jason had encouraged Lindsay to attend the stagette and he even offered to do the Desousa showing for her. Lindsay decided to forgo the stagette because work came first and she decided to attend a friend’s birthday party that night instead. Does that sound like the actions of a jealous, over-possessive boyfriend to you? If Jason was involved in Lindsay’s murder why would Jason offer to do the showing for Lindsay and encourage her to go to the stagette in Vancouver? Wouldn’t that have foiled his own plan to have her murdered if he was involved? Most of what the Zailo conspiracists claim doesn’t even make any sense!)
Exactly how much was revealed later. But for the most part, her family says Lindsay seemed happy. Especially when it came to her new career selling houses in upscale Victoria, British Columbia. (Lindsay’s friend RG started a rumour that Lindsay was afraid of Shirley. The reality is Lindsay’s actions towards Shirley support the rumour is false. If Lindsay was afraid of Shirley why would Lindsay continue to work in the same real estate firm as Shirley? Why would Lindsay take a long walk with Shirley and go for dinner with her the night before the murder if Lindsay was afraid of Shirley? Why would Lindsay move into another property owned by Shirley if she allegedly fled from the Lakefront property out of fear? Interestingly enough, Lindsay’s best friend RG who worked at the same office also claimed she was afraid of Shirley yet she had no explanation for her fear. When RG was asked about her “fear” of Shirley she had nothing to say other than “just because.” If you were truly afraid of someone wouldn’t you have an explanation/reason why you feared the person? Why would you work for someone you feared? RG never went back to the re/max office after Lindsay’s murder because the only thing RG feared, was a set of HANDCUFFS!!!! )
“Getting into real estate was a big thing for her,” said Sara Buziak. “She loved it.”
In fact, roughly a year into her job, Lindsay Buziak was suddenly approached with the kind of deal many agents wait their whole careers to get, which she wrote about in her day-planner.
“She received a cold call out of the blue from clients requesting to purchase a house over the weekend,” said Saanich Police Sgt. Chris Horsley. “The lady phoned said ‘We need to have a house set up,’ some fairly specific parameters: it needed to be immediately move-in ready, had to be within 15 to 20 minutes from town. And they were looking at a home in the million-dollar range.” (This is a plan RG could have come up with in my opinion. Maybe she conspired with the killers? It’s quite similar to the way her boyfriend was murdered years before. He too was LURED to a house and attacked from BEHIND! Interestingly enough, his body was discovered on February 2, 2002. Lindsay was murdered in the same month and day. Women are detail-oriented and natural planners. RG worked at the same office as Lindsay and experts on Dateline said “someone in the same real estate firm as Lindsay planned this”, RG was one of Lindsay’s best friends and experts on Dateline said, “someone very close to Lindsay planned this murder.” RG was privy to the Desousa listing as it was her job to enter MLS data into the computer(January 9, 2008) Lindsay had 5 homes to show the couple on Feb 2nd. The female suspect requested to view the vacant Desousa property FIRST which means someone who knew about the property directed the suspect to that specific property. You did NOT need to be a realtor to know about the Desousa listing! RG could have very easily passed on the info to the killers believing she was outsmarting the police in that she thought the police would think only a realtor would have that information. Someone gave that info to the killers! I believe the real conspirators tried to set the murder up to give the appearance Jason was involved but in hindsight, they put the focus on themselves. Bear in mind, IMO the real killers had connections to the Mexican drug cartel and one of them had the authority to murder Lindsay himself. No one needed to hire someone to do the job. The killer’s left NO forensic evidence that could lead to their identity. That was NOT BY LUCK. The killers likely know they are the prime suspects but they also know the investigators don’t have any solid physical evidence that ties the killers to the crime scene. The killers/conspirators are loyal to one another and they are confident in each other that no one will talk. Someone always does though. The Zailo conspiracists continue to insist Shirley is the only one who could be the mastermind. They claim only a realtor could have given the killers Lindsay’s cell number but in fact, Lindsay’s friend RG could have very easily given the killers Lindsay’s phone number, and more likely did. )
But was it too good to be true? Apparently, Lindsay had some doubts.
“She said ‘Daddy, there’s something weird I’m sensing about this,’ and I said, ‘Well what’s going on honey?’ And she said ‘Well, the woman sounded weird.'”
Not at the company number on her brochures, but on her personal cell phone.
“‘And they gave me the name of one of my clients, and said that client had given them my name,'” said Jeff. “I said ‘Well, call your client,’ she said ‘I did. They were out of town.’ Convenient.” (It was determined by reliable sources that the referral client story is false.)
It wasn’t enough for Lindsay to back out of the deal, but according to her dad, she did want backup.
“She said ‘I asked Jason, he’s going to be there.’ That put me at ease. Jason is 6’3″, 240 pounds, ex-semipro hockey player — an intimidating presence if he wants to be,” said Jeff Buziak. (It’s possible Lindsay just told her Dad that to keep him from worrying. It was reported in 2010 that Lindsay and Jason were working on a time-sensitive deal together and Jason’s only purpose for going to the Desousa property was to drop off documents for Lindsay)
And with that plan in place, Lindsay started hunting for houses, finally settling on a brand new three-bedroom-three-bathroom in the town of Saanich.
“She had arranged a private showing for clients. That was set up for a Saturday afternoon at 5:30 in the evening,” said Sgt. Horsley.
Staff Sergeant Chris Horsley takes us back to that house to discuss what police know about the night.
“Lindsay showed up and she met the client here on this private little street, we did have witnesses that viewed the interaction between the parties,” said Horsley.
Those witnesses remember seeing Lindsay talking to a blonde woman wearing a distinctively colorful dress and a 6-foot-tall Caucasian man with dark hair. After that, the three went inside. And from there, police have what they believe to be a disturbingly accurate timeline of Lindsay Buziak’s last minutes alive. (No mention of a BLONDE WIG. The female suspect may have had blonde hair (dyed) but for years people have claimed she wore a wig. It’s very possible the suspect wore a wig but only the investigators have that info. )
“The lockbox has computer access, we did get those records, it was unlocked just before 5:30. So 5:29 the lockbox is open,” said Horsley. “We know that Lindsay showed the main floor of the home and then they went upstairs.”
Upstairs to the master bedroom. Police say it was just nine to 11 minutes after entering the home. And how are they so sure?
“At 5:41 there is a dial-out on her phone. It goes to a friend she hasn’t spoken to in some time, and all you can hear is muffling on the message,” said Horsley.
It was a pocket-dial with deadly implications.
“When they went upstairs, there’s a master bedroom and an en-suite bathroom,” said Sgt. Horsley. “We know that when Lindsay turned to show the en-suite bathroom she was then attacked from the rear. There’s no defensive wounds whatsoever. We don’t believe she had any pre-indication that something was amiss.”
And as for that pocket-dial?
“So we believe that was actually at the point of attack, when the couple attacked Lindsay, somehow it hit buttons on the BlackBerry and it sent out a phone call,” said Horsley.
The last communication of any kind from Lindsay Buziak.
Police say real estate agent Lindsay Buziak was stabbed to death on Feb. 2, 2008 while showing a home to some new clients she never met before. Now they needed to determine just who the couple is that she was meeting with.
Lindsay Buziak was stabbed, according to media reports, more than 40 times in a surprise attack so lethally efficient, authorities say it had to be a hit. Her wallet, purse and cellphone were not taken, and she was not sexually assaulted. (Notice, Sgt. Horsley did not discuss the extent of Lindsay’s wounds. It was the media who initially reported the number of wounds as being 54 and that info was deemed to be INCORRECT and later retracted by the reporter. Over the years the Zailo conspiracists have also made claims about the nature of Lindsay’s injuries as being a slit throat, mutilated breasts, stabbed 40 times, etc. The autopsy reports were sealed and no one knows the extent of Lindsay’s wounds other than she was “stabbed multiple times”. We can safely assume that first-responders would have seen SOME of the wounds that were not covered by clothing.)
At the time, police knew nothing of the couple they now believe carried out the attack, or how they were able to slip out of the house undetected. Only who they found when they arrived on the scene — Lindsay’s boyfriend Jason Zailo and one of his friends.
“We locked down the house immediately. Mr. Zailo and his friend were both taken into police custody,” said Saanich Police Sgt. Horsley.
Turns out, it was Zailo who called police to the house. And at the station, he gives investigators a breakdown of his whereabouts that day. Zailo and Lindsay finished a late lunch at a local spot before splitting up. He was going to meet a friend at a nearby business and she was getting ready for that open house. (According to credible sources Jason was going to meet Lindsay after the showing. Based on Lindsay’s response to Jason: “Okay, I’ll see you in a bit, I gotta go” it appears as though Lindsay was expecting Jason later, otherwise her response would have been more like: “where the hell are you, it’s 5:30 you were supposed to be here with me?” )
An hour later, surveillance video shows Zailo and his friend leaving their location just as it’s believed Lindsay is opening the door for her suspected killers.
Around that same time, Zailo texts her: “I’ll come meet you and I’ll be 10 – 15 minutes or so.” Lindsay responds: “Okay, I’ll see you in a bit, I gotta go.” Her texts showed no signs of trouble.
“She told Jason ‘They’re here,'” said Horsley. “But at no time did she say anything that would be cause for warning — ‘I’m worried,’ ‘I’m scared,’ ‘These people creep me out.'” (Jason had no indication anything was amiss when he arrived on the scene. As Sgt. Horsley pointed out, everything appeared normal. So, Jason saw people at the front door and they turned around and closed the door. What was so odd about that? There was a showing taking place. )
At 5:38, Jason Zailo texts “just a couple of minutes away.” That text was never opened.
Only three minutes later, a pocket-dial went from Lindsay’s phone. Police believe that happened during the stabbing.
“We’re quite confident that at 5:41 is when the attack took place,” said Sgt. Horsley.
Jason Zailo tells police he drives up to the house just four minutes later at 5:45, and then he tells them that he may have actually seen the murderers: a tall Caucasian man, and a blonde woman wearing a colorful dress.
“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.” (It makes sense why Jason would assume the showing was just getting underway or perhaps still in progress. All Jason saw was people at the front who turned around and shut the door.)
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.” (Makes perfect sense and explains all Jason’s actions outside the home.)
Approximately 20 minutes later Zailo texts Lindsay: “Are you okay?” No answer. (I can understand Jason growing a little uneasy under the circumstances)
“They then go and try the door because they’re becoming concerned,” said Sgt. Horsley. “And it’s at the moment that they realize the front door to the home is locked that he becomes alarmed.” (I can understand Jason going into panic mode because the door was locked, Lindsay had not responded to his texts, phone calls, doorbell, calling out her name, etc. He had not seen the couple leave either so in his mind, he might have believed something was wrong. A perfectly reasonable assumption for a caring boyfriend to have.)
At 6:05 p.m., Jason Zailo calls police to express his concern.(calling to request a welfare check is very common when people are concerned about someone. It’s reasonable to believe Jason was concerned.)
“Between the police arrival and that first 911 call Jason and his friend noticed a rear French door is ajar on the home,” said Horsley. (from my recollection there was a rumour that there were 3 missing boards in the fence that allegedly the owner kicked out to allow the painters easy access to their paint which was reported to be stored in the patio area outside. According to reliable sources, the owner carefully removed the boards to allow the painters to access the patio so they could finish staining the patio fence and store the cans of stain in the patio area.)
Then, as seen in police video recorded at the crime scene shortly after the murder, Zailo tells investigators how his friend entered through the back and let him in through the front.
“The second he unlocked it I pushed it open. Uh, he was already in front of me, and I said ‘I’m running upstairs,’ and I was yelling ‘Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay,” Zailo says in the video. (There is nothing unusual about Jason’s actions in my opinion. He was really concerned about his girlfriend at that point. I would do the same under the same circumstances. Why wouldn’t Jason run straight upstairs? His friend had just walked along the main area of the home and unlocked the door and he had not seen Lindsay, (see floor plan Photos) so perfectly reasonable for Jason to want to run upstairs. Once Jason reached the top of the stairs the master bedroom was in plain sight and he could see Lindsay’s body on the floor. Jason did not have to go searching for the bedroom like the conspiracists suggest. So, Jason’s actions are perfectly reasonable given the circumstances.)
From there, Zailo says he ran straight to the master bedroom, where he found Lindsay’s body and called police again at 6:11 p.m.
“So I was running inside the house, uh, I just came running up the stairs,” Zailo says in the video.
Police say the evidence supports Jason Zailo’s version of events. But Lindsay’s father says he’s got some questions. (What is important here is that the investigators have the evidence that supports Jason’s version of events. The general public does not have the same information the investigators have so they have doubt.)
“There’s certain things I don’t buy there,” said Jeff Buziak. “For me personally, one, I would have gone and checked as soon as I saw somebody dart in and out of the front door. That concerns me. (Why would Jason need to go and check on the couple just because he saw them turn around and go back inside? Jason wasn’t expecting Lindsay to be murdered and there were no signs Lindsay was in any distress. It appeared to Jason there was a viewing taking place. There was nothing unusual about the couple’s movements. It would have been a different story if Jason and his friend saw them carrying a weapon and blood on their clothes. Jason was not expecting his girlfriend to be murdered and saw no signs of danger, therefore, he remained in his vehicle.
“The other thing that’s odd to me is supposedly Jason had never been in the house,” said Jeff. “Why would he push the front door open, run up the stairwell right into the master bedroom without stopping?” ( Jason was clearly distressed at that point. He had already placed a call to 911. I think given the circumstances I would have pushed the door open myself. As you can see in the reenactment Jason put his hand on the door and pushed it slightly. The stairs were right in front of Jason so why not run straight upstairs? His friend had just entered on the main level and perhaps Jason asked him if he saw anything. The master bedroom was the FIRST BEDROOM at the top of the stairs and Jason would have seen Lindsay laying on the floor. )
And that’s not all he’s saying. Lindsay’s dad, who was living more than 600 miles away in Calgary at the time, also says his daughter confided in him, saying her relationship with Jason Zailo was far from perfect. (There were never any reports of domestic violence between Lindsay and Jason. However, calls were made to the police on Matt, three separate times. No charges ever laid on Matt for domestic violence. )
“She just felt Jason was overbearing and demanding, and you know, jealous, possessive,” said Jeff Buziak. “She came out to Calgary to speak to me about that.” (Jealous boyfriends don’t encourage their girlfriend to go to Vancouver for a party. They usually do the opposite and demand they stay home. Jason offered to do the showing for Lindsay so she could attend the party but Lindsay declined his offer. Those are not the actions of an alleged jealous boyfriend.)
And that was just six weeks before she was killed. (January 22, 2008, an acquaintance of Lindsay’s was arrested in one of the largest drug busts in Alberta history. It’s very possible that someone close to Lindsay like her good friend RG, who refuses to cooperate with the police told a few members of the Calgary organization that Lindsay was the snitch. Or, maybe they arrived at that conclusion on their own as someone reported that Lindsay hated drug dealers and was known “to get in their face, strip them down and read them the riot act.” The police have investigated people connected to the Calgary drug organization since 2008. It doesn’t appear as though they are investigating the Zailo’s, in fact, they cleared them as POI along with other suspects many years ago. The head of the Calgary organization had ties to a Mexican drug cartel and he had the authority to take care of business himself. The only info he would have required would have been Lindsay’s phone number and a vacant home. I don’t know who could have passed that info off to members of the drug organization other than RG. This person had to have been associated with the Calgary drug organization and have knowledge of the Desousa property. The Zailo’s were not associated with the Calgary drug organization or any other organized crime group.)
Crime Watch Daily reached out to Jason Zailo for an interview. He declined, but he did talk to police. (Jason has always fully cooperated with investigators. Did RG, Vid, Del’s, Medardo, Leo, Charbal, etc? NO)
“Mr. Zailo and his friend were under intense police scrutiny. However, Mr. Zailo was cooperative with police,” said Sgt. Horsley. “He also partook in a polygraph exam, and he passed. (The Zailo conspiracists now want to point the finger at the polygraph examination and put out false information and claim a CVSA machine was used. Especially, when they know that is FALSE information. “Insp. Rob McColl, who is head of Saanich’s detective division (and Sampson’s boss) said the force stopped using the CVSA device for criminal investigations in 2007, not because they lost faith in its ability to detect lies, but because the RCMP INSTALLED A POLYGRAPH OPERATOR in Victoria, which made it more economical to use that device. He said Saanich police still use the CVSA device to screen prospective recruits. He says the CVSA was NOT USED at any point during the unsolved Lindsay Buziak case, though POLYGRAPH TESTS were administered IN THE INVESTIGATION.” )
“Based on forensic evidence, timeline of communications, witness testimony, video surveillance, we know he’s not the killer,” said Sgt. Horsley. “Was he perhaps somehow involved in the planning? Well he successfully passed a polygraph and he successfully took part in all these interviews with us. So at this point in time he’s not considered a suspect.” (Jason was not cleared based solely on a polygraph exam like some want you to believe. Sgt. Horsley made it very clear Jason successfully took part in all interviews as well as a polygraph which he passed. )
So then who is? The one thing both Lindsay’s father and police definitely agree on is that this was no random killing.
“It certainly has the hallmarks of being pre-planned and pre-orchestrated, without a doubt,” said Horsley.
And executed, police believe, by those two pretend house-hunters who called Lindsay on her personal phone to set the whole thing up.
“Lindsay actually wrote down the number,” said Sgt. Horsley.
Unfortunately, the number is attached to a “burner” phone, purchased with cash nearly three months before and registered under a fake name.
“The phone was only ever used for one thing and that was to phone Lindsay Buziak,” said Horsley. “It’s a level of planning that clearly shows Lindsay Buziak was the target. The issue is Was she really the target or was she a scapegoat of convenience?”
According to one theory, the answer to that may be tied to somewhere Lindsay went the December before her February murder.
(that is a very strong motive to want someone dead.)
Police in Greater Victoria, British Columbia has interviewed hundreds of people, followed up on nearly a thousand leads, but who carried out the savage stabbing death of Lindsay Buziak remains a mystery.
In the immediate aftermath of the murder, police focused their efforts on identifying the couple that set up the open house where Lindsay was killed.
“We do know from the forensic evidence that both the man and female did go through the home,” said Sgt. Horsley. “We do have evidence of them leaving the home, however we don’t have anything in the form of DNA or fingerprints which would lead to a suspect identification.”
In fact, almost all they have in the way of identification comes from an eyewitness who described a tall Caucasian man, and a woman with shoulder-length blonde hair, and a uniquely colored dress.
“We think we may have even found the exact brand of dress,” said Horsley. “It wasn’t a designer high-end name brand, unfortunately, it was something that could commonly be bought in the department store. So, unfortunately, the dress lead didn’t pan out for us.”
One of the things making it so hard to find the couple, or any suspects at all, is the fact that no one can definitely say why anyone would want Lindsay dead in the first place.
“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.
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. (Delalcazar and Graham Scott Taylor were the only two arrested on January 22, 2008. )
“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.” (Sgt. Horsley is not talking about the Zailo’s here, he is talking about the REAL SUSPECTS in Lindsay’s murder.)
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? (One of her best friends R.G. was dating Vid. The majority of these people refuse to cooperate with the investigators unlike Jason, Shirley and Ryan who fully cooperated. From my understanding, Matt was cooperative too. RG started the rumour that the Zailo’s were involved to take the heat off herself.)
“Victoria, everybody knows everybody. It’s that simple,” said Horsley.
“If you really ask the police, this is a complicated murder,” said Jeff Buziak. “It has many twists and turns, there are killers and there are conspirators. The killers were the mechanics in her murder. They [didn’t] necessarily know her.
Who does Buziak really think hired those “mechanics?” He’s not saying outright, but on his website, LindsayBuziakMurder.com, he and others regularly share their theories, often calling out individuals by name and demanding they step forward.
“I get threatened probably weekly with lawsuits, but I haven’t seen one yet,” said Buziak. His efforts do often put him at odds with authorities.
“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.”
But Jeff Buziak and his family vow to keep up the fight.
“I believe the people who made the decision to kill her are cowards, and cowards need to be caught,” said Buziak. “These people have to know that they’re not going to get away with murdering Lindsay Buziak.”
“This is a solvable case and we are confident that Lindsay’s murder can be solved,” said Sgt. Horsley.