Lindsay Buziak Murder



Timeline of Lindsay’s murder as per Dateline, Inspector Rob McColl and Detective-Sgt. Chris Horsley.   The bulk of the clues came from Jason Zailo himself.

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.

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 abit I gotta go the Mexicans are here”.  Apparently this was Lindsay’s short hand name for her clients. Jason was seen by video surveillance leaving SHC at 5:30.

 5:38 pm Jason sends 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.  Dateline said this was Jason’s final text. (how could this be Jason’s final text when Jason stated on Dateline that when he was parked on Torquay he sent Lindsay a text that said “are you okay” (prior to his 6:05 pm 911 call)……..Jason received no response.  So which text was the last one……..the one at 5:38 pm as per Det-Sgt. Horsley on Dateline OR the text Jason said he sent to Lindsay just prior to his call to 911 at 6:05 pm?  It sounds like Horsley and Dateline support the 5:38 pm text as being the final one.)

5:38 pm to 5:41 pm police believe this is when Lindsay was murdered.

 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 the male suspect outside, but only saw the back of him.  Jason parked his vehicle on the opposite side of the road of the house. The rear of the vehicle was facing Torquay and the murder house. They sat there for approx. 10 minutes. Jason then turned around in the cul de sac and goes right onto Torquay. They parked by the house for approx. another 10 minutesJason sent Lindsay a text message “are you okay” and it was not answered.  Both CO and Jason walked up to the front door and found it locked.  Jason called 911 (approx. 6:05 pm).  They both went around to the Torquay side of the house and CO gained entry via the already open patio doors by Jason boosting CO over the patio fence who then opened the front door allowing Jason entry.

When they found Lindsay’s body CO called 911 (6:11 pm) and while on the phone CO could hear sirens coming. The police were there within minutes because they were already enroute after Jason made the first 911 call(6:05 pm).   When police arrived Jason and CO were waving their arms in the upstairs bedroom window. 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).   

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.”

Det-Sgt. Horsley:

“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.”




  1. Faith McCain says:

    Does anyone know the business and address attached to the burner phone? Police believe Paulo Rodriguez (name registered to burner phone) was a fake name but the business address attached was legitimate.

    Please let me know.

    BTW, do the names Jordan and Michelle ring a bell to anyone?


  2. Silence says:

    These two workers that stayed behind after Joe DeSousa left seem to be totally left out of the narrative. Someone laid out plastic wrap on that floor for the killers, they didn’t bring it themselves. Clean up was way too easy.

  3. Whyyyyy says:

    How in the heck did the couple get to the house? Did they not drive there? Are there no witnesses of the vehicle that the couple drove? You can easily toss a burner phone but a vehicle is a completely diff story.

    • Sean says:

      Exactly, how did the couple get there? If they were viewing a million dollar home, I doubt they took the bus.
      Are there no cameras in the area, from neighbors or close businesses which the police could view?
      Also, Jason said when he arrived, the couple were coming out, then quickly turn around & went back inside?

      He then parked at the side of the house & waited 20 minutes before going inside? How did the couple leave?
      If they fled through the back door, how did they escape? Were they picked up, did they call a taxi?
      Finally, Victoria is located on an Island, the burner phone was from Vancouver, if they were from the mainland the only way to return would be by ferry or plane, the cops should view more camera footage if still available, or paper trails. It is way too mysterious that no one saw, or there is no record of how this couple arrived, or left!

      Also, for anyone selling their home, install a camera so you know protect your Realtor, as well as know who is coming & leaving your home.

      • Svetlana says:

        Seeing how so many people in Victoria have ties to Vancouver as in friends, family, business, school, that it was easy to buy a burner phone on their way back to Victoria so not necessarily it’s someone going back to Vancouver. That burner phone is definitely traceable but the police aren’t doing their job properly.

        The waiting is obviously a stall for time. The couple is the sign. They could’ve left from the front door or the garage side door even.

        • Sean says:

          True about the burner phone. My main point though is, no matter where they left or came from, how did they escape without anyone seeing them? Were they picked up, did they simply get back in their car parked close by, did they call a taxi? There should be someone, or some cameras in the area that saw or caught something?

  4. Ananthasubramanian says:

    In that house there is no 2
    Already some one waited for her in that house
    If any cctv footage is available in that area please check
    However they can come by any mode of vehicle
    Please check with his boyfriend whether he seen vehicle

  5. Amber LaManna says:

    I have been vested in this case for years now and keep racking my I. I have thought of something truly outside of the box but I feel I might be on to something.The house she was showing I feel there is WAY more to this particular house.I have always found it so unusual no one ever saw a vehicle or how the murderers fled the scene.I feel as if there were a total of 3 ( gut feeling) What if they did not need to flee the scene because they actually NEVER LEFT!! Think about it? This particular builder who said “, the Bitch got what she deserved” is linked to the devil herself. The crime scene shows no traces of blood which is unheard of and takes serious planning. Think about how convenient it would be to have a hidden access room / possibly tunnel custom-built into this home and when the murder is committed the murderers are secure in a trap door /area/hidden room ( possible tunnel* The burner phone can be with them and turned off and discarded soon after. The area was under construction at the time and I believe there was only one other completed home. The occupants of the completed home we’re the ones that witnessed Lindsay with the couple in the driveway. I referenced *tunnel because when Jason’s mom appeared on the scene on foot within 30 mins while living 30 min away it all came together for me They are all CLOSE.The builder came by around 5 p.m. but I bet you it was not to turn lights on.The slats missing out of the fence in some way shape or form are linked it leaves a way to get in and out thru the back of the home undetected.I am sure the guilty parties we’re in communication until the coast was clear and the scene was cleared because the absolute last thing that police and detectives are going to assume is for the murderers to be remotely close by to the scene of a major crime they just committed. My heart breaks for Lindsay”s dad and he deserves justice and some sense of peace!!

    • Georgette says:

      The only glaring problem with that theory is the clients (suspects) did not pick the house that was shown to them, Lindsay did. She could have chosen any other house just as easily that fit the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and been in an entirely different neighborhood, so I don’t think the house having secret passageways and whatnot is very believable. I mean, maybe if Jason’s mother was more tangled into it, perhaps it’s possible there was more guidance into the home shown, but I think that is very far-fetched.

  6. annalee says:

    A few thoughts
    1, Since the police dont seem to be in any hurry to solve this, maybe one could assume there was police involvement or inside knowledge considering all the good detectives retired one day before this happened, as mentioned on brainscratch.

    2. Ive heard mention there was no blood. Many people have seen dexter, he layed down plastic. Owner of house was there at 5 pm, maybe setting up the house getting things ready. leaving a change of clothing etc he could have also dropped off the killers who waited in the house, then came out at time of meeting acting as if they just got there. maybe he also knocked out the boards previously to give them a quick escape.

    3. the ten minute intervals and rearrangings of car were maybe first ten minutes to get it done, next ten minutes to change clothes

  7. Ruth Walker says:

    How do I get in touch with the family? I have important u formation that can help.

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