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. Christina says:

    I’m sorry for you loss really I am
    I think you all should look into the boyfriend more he might of passed a Polly but everyone who’s anyone can pass a Polly muscle relaxers and anxiety pills help relax people enough to where they can pass those things and he went into a house he’s never been in before but yet he knew to directly run straight up the stairs to master bedroom but yet never been there before ya okay that deff was a dead give away .let look at the fact he was asked by his girlfriend to come protect her but yet was out with a co and running late come on now he stalled on purpose on getting there he new all along what was going down from what I read and watched on news everything fishy leads to boyfriend

  2. Faith McCain says:

    Dear Jeff,

    I’m sorry for your loss , theres something so witchy about this murder. While I’m sure you’ve read it, I can’t shake the feeling about what happened in late 2008. On the wikipedia page detailing Lindsay’s murder , her friend Nikki was awoken and received a phone call in the middle of the night. It was a woman speaking with a foreign accent , and after she hung up she felt it was a “fake accent” and put 2 and 2 together, remembering the foreign female caller that was in touch with your daughter a day before the murder.

    Nikki called back 20-30 times and who answers: Shirley Zailos, who said she misdialed trying to reach another Nikki. Bizarre though as this Nikki and Ms. Zailos had no connection.

    Did police ever follow up?

  3. robert0259 says:

    So the boyfriend is sending texts and getting no response right outside the house..and yet he sits there for 10 long minutes…if it was me..when I saw those folks combined with the non response to texts..I’d been out of that car in a flash and confronted those folks. Lindsey has enough concern where she wants her boyfriend close by…yet he gets sidetracked with some nonsense…it sounds like he was setting up the perfect alibi.

  4. gowthamsam1159 says:

    still case is not solved 2020 ,i thing i can help you but i need some information about your whole family and relations
    ok, actually it’s a pre-planed murder ok some one know all about your daughter ,they followed her for a month,but here one thing strange that lindsay know about murders so she asked her boyfriend to watch her and they planned….,but killers know that she will choose these house as killers planned. they called her asked for 3 bed rooms and 3 bathrooms so here killers mention about large master bedroom and were lindsay killed right side of bathroom door so i think killers not just 2 members it could be 3 members. the 3rd person who is he or she actually killed your daughter.but who? ok here i want some more details,i thing this could be invloved in her childhood.please anything unusual incident happened in her life i think you should investigate furthur more with her childhood

  5. Chance Thompson says:

    Check boyfriends bank account and family’s bank accounts for large random payment. They paid to kill her

  6. Ketan S says:

    Please check her mobile phone in which she got call.and also check the saved numbers in that mobile check each number through thr towers near the murder house .so its possible any other frm her phone could be active at the murder time.

  7. phia says:

    Wait, so there was no blood or anything anywhere yet she was stabbed 40 times?! I’m here from a YouTube video done by Shauna Rae. I’m still looking into this, and the suggestions on this thread are mind blowing. In the video I watched there is NO mention of blood evidence and now after seeing the comment on this threat that there wasn’t any my head is spinning. There should’ve been a giant bloody mess in the room she was killed and the path the killers took to leave should’ve had blood on it as well. I’m truly baffled. Does anyone have any additional information about the blood found on scene and if there was any?

    • Elizabeth says:

      There was a of blood on the wall, which is spin off blood. There was no blood throughout the house or stairs or blood from the suspects. DNA evidence was limited to victim and no fingerprints.. it is noted that the house was professionally cleaned before the murder

  8. Wizz says:

    OMG still not solved. My heart is crying. I am from Europe and I have been following this tragedy for years. Once in a while I come to see if they solved it and her family finally have the answers they derserve ..
    Please Saanich police, solve this

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  10. Denesh says:

    Obviously her boyfriend had something to do with it. Seriously his message of are you okay ?? He was with her . He brought his friend to be his aliby. She was going leave him. I dunno he doesnt do interciews cuz hes gulity. Seriously ppl in drug biz dont kill ppl who snitch cuz damage is already done. They just avoid doing biz with the rats. So its hin . Why is he avoiding tv if he cared

  11. Notsherlock says:

    I’ve been reading this website for a long time. Im just going to throw this idea out there. Do what you will with it. I remember someone posting about Lindsay seeing something she shouldn’t have and there was a reference to human trafficking or snuff films or something along those lines. I probably read this last year or the year before but the post might have been even older than that and I cant remember who posted it. Fast forward to the recent trafficking bust in Saskatchewan…I’m no detective but the possible link between the mother Zaiee and Ali Zaiee surely can’t be ignored. The photo of Ziggy with Ali and a woman…who is this unidentified woman? Is it possible that she is the mother in the trafficking case? They look similar to me. If the trafficking mother has an accent could she have made the call on the burner phone?

    Regardless things are unravelling based on the great detective work by you fine people on this website. Keep going. Keep it up. Lindsay and her family need you.

    My heart goes out to you Jeff. This will be brought to justice.

    • Amber says:

      I have heard other rumors of ‘snuff films’ on the island even including a few other missing person/murder cases. Your reply really intrigued me. A blogger called Breaking the Code has a page on Lindsay and he mentioned the same connection with Ziggy/Ali. He wrote this post in 2017 or 2018 and had those thoughts then. I think that theory that she saw or heard about a snuff operation would be more likely to have her unfortunately murdered. It has been no secret over the years this family and friend group has been linked to drugs so I don’t know if her knowing something about the drugs alone would be the reason. These are obviously dark dark people. RIP Lindsay.

    • Jim says:

      I have heard this “snuff film” rumour around the Island and other missing persons/murder cases. It’s hearsay or someone who heard something. I do agree this could be a theory. The Zailo family and friend circle is pretty known for being involved with drug business, so I feel as though it would have to be something more dark to end Lindsay’s life over. Their are articles or multiple drug busts throughout that entire group of friends and family all public knowledge.. there seems to be something bigger here. Corruption for sure and crime that may be bigger than we know.

  12. AM says:

    Shermineh Sheri Ziaee, the sister of Ali Zaiee was charged last week along with her twin boys and another man for human trafficking of underaged girls. This is the same Ali Zaiee that was busted alongside Ziggy Matheson at what I believe was one of Shirley’s properties on Peatt Rd

  13. H says:

    Jason didn’t kill her, neither did his mom. They didn’t pay anyone to kill her either. I believe it had something to do with (Gary?) – her ex’s friend that she got in contact with that was involved with the drug bust. I’m assuming they met up somewhere in Calgary, and she saw something, which was later mentioned to her father. A few days later once the drug bust occurred, I’m going to assume (Gary?) and/of the person he worked for began to point fingers at Lindsay, saying she sold them out, etc.. Based on how much money this heist would have brought in, this was not a little profit, and they would definitely have had the money to hire someone. Take into account they would have not have gone to court yet for the drug bust, so they would not know the investigation had been going on for years and had nothing to do with Lindsay. They could have hired an experienced assassin to kill her. Seeing as how the killer would know what they’re doing, they probably paid a large sum of money to the people (also qualified) who acted as the interested buyers. The people would have met her outside the house, shook her hands, etc and they went inside. The assassin would have already been inside, and would have grabbed her immediately. She probably had run upstairs and tried locking herself into the bedroom to try and call for help. Place of murder show she didn’t make it there. The assassin was obviously smart, and killed her in such a way that it made it seem like a hate crime in hopes of deterring the police in another direction. The couple would have fled the house out the back whilst Jason was out front for the first 10 minutes.

    As far as the whole ordeal with Jason’s mother calling the other two girls, I think she was trying to keep the case off her sons back. She would not have known who killed her, and was doing her own little investigation of sorts. She would have gotten Nikki’s number looking through Lindsay’s old phone bills from when she lived at the lake house with Jason.

    • Robin says:

      Boy you have really worked long and hard on this theory of yours haven’t you Detective Chris Horsley! IF this is so, how come you can’t prove it? It’s been 12 yrs ffs. STOP
      PLeeeze give this file to a police force with some real detectives who can make arrests since this is obviously way over your head and Saanich police. Just go play with your dump trucks and fancy cars with some snow like a good little boy Ok. Leave the real detective work to people who GET what is going on. WTF? You’re way off. It’s not complicated Chris! Go away!

      • Barb says:

        I do believe: it was very organized, a lot of effort involved, and Lindsay was the target.

      • Wyatt says:

        Yeah, I’m with you Robin, this blogger is totally out to lunch! Has to be Horsefly or one of his minions. Not worth the read. He is DISMISSED!

    • Wyatt says:

      Dismissed! Back to class there Mr. H.

    • Michael Schneider says:

      There was too much surrounding the real estate office. Jason and his friend being there in case the murder went awry. How did thus drug gang know how to use a reference, where would they get that info, and also those people not being able to be contacted? why would jason text are you okay, he knew she might not be okay he knew she would be stabbed. Why would jasons friend hop fence to get in house through side door and potentially ruin a house sell, cause he knew that door would be open and there was no house sell going on. Could you be right, sure, but too many things are associated with the office, and maybe lindsay was going to tell her dad that she felt jason was going to do something to her based on their relationship, or that she was moving on and how it was going to affect her work. Ive seen this too many times where people need to just say to someone what is on their minds right then and there are send some type of delayed email or give someone a sealed envelope telling them whats going on on open it if anything ever happens to the person. And real estate agents need to bring along cameras to document whoever theyre interacting with in case anything happens to them, do a live stream or take photo of ‘clients’ and post immediately. I think the ferry holds the key and cops shouldve looked for security video along any path the ‘clients’ took to get to house. This is one that may never be solved unless someone talks.

  14. B says:

    I have been following this for years. I feel as though so many questions have been left unanswered in the investigative work done. So many questions arise regarding Jason that were never asked. I strongly believe he is an accessory to this for sure.

  15. Jerry says:

    Don’t quit your day job. Watch the dateline special. He had nothing to do with it.

  16. Linda Montgomery says:

    Omg I would like to read more she sounded like a sweet lady was the killer her ex

  17. Jenny says:

    I just saw the Dateline special on this case, and when they were talking about the burner phone being registered to a supposedly fake name/address what stood out to me was when they said the phone was registered online – I don’t know if I just watch too many crime shows but what about tracing the IP address of the computer from where it was registered? I know this probably means going to whatever company it was registered with and getting them to release that info, and I don’t know how the law is different in CA. Also if the BF Jason saw people in the house did he see their car, or did the witness who saw the woman in the dress see what car the people were driving? They said the Saanich police deal with 1 murder per year, sounds like they could have used some outside help.

    • Michael Schneider says:

      That is a good idea for them to try to trace the IP address if they havent already, but could lead back to a library or a computer with a vpn or firewall, but should still be attempted if hasnt been.

  18. jaokguy says:

    It’s so obvious who committed this murder. The Beau and his mother….I also think the phone purchased in Vancouver may have even been an old purchase not initially intended for the murder but then used for it when the planning started. I hope they checked the mom’s and boyfriend’s whereabouts at the time it was purchased. One, or both of them, may have been in Vancouver at that time. Canadian police are such morons, and the Canadian legal system is even worse. Even if the murderers are ever caught they’ll more than likely get a good 10 year slap on the wrist for the planned deed. At least the man will. The woman in the dress, however, might do a year in prison, as Canada law seems to think women are incapable of even committing crimes. They have the wimpiest legal system of any country I’ve ever seen. Murderers are let out so fast, especially if they happen to have 2 X chromosomes. Nuff’ said…

    • Steve says:

      Nah, I have dealt with these people. I don’t believe for a second they are behind it. Jeff Buziak knows they had nothing to do with it as well. He’s just trying to ruin their reputations in hopes this will motivate them to aid in the investigation, if they even can. Same MO with the Saanich cops. Make them look like crap so that they will get this done no matter what. Takes a special kind of maniac to perform a planned murder of your own girlfriend. Neither Ryan nor his mom come anywhere near close to fitting that profile.

      • Robin says:

        Are you for real? 98% of the people believe the Zailo’s are complicit in some way. Wake UP….. Sure does take a certain kind of maniac to perform a planned murder of a girlfriend and the Zailo’s are just that type.

    • Svetlana says:

      They send them to the healing lodge.

    • Elizabeth says:

      According to all the news reports, podcasts, police investigators, etc… they went to convenience store, asked for store records (receipts from that day/surveillance video)… video had been erased as it is only stored for 30 days. Phone was purchased 3 months before murder BUT was only activated 2 WEEKS before the murder and apparently the only calls made were to Lyndsays phone. No other calls were made after the murder and phone was turned off making it impossible to trace. I guarantee that even though this has gone nowhere, ALL the questions people have asked here, have been asked, answered and verified..UNFORTUNATELY…, because these “burner” phones are specifically used by people like this, terrorists, drug dealers…; people who do bad stuff and don’t want to be tracked down. Law enforcement officials around the world have asked for laws asking that these phones be treated, billed, verified, registered etc., just as if you had a family account with Verizon, att, sprint etc… HOWEVER… people cry so much about invasion of privacy, constitutional rights etc, that burner phones exist! But, when murder and heinous acts to innocent people like Lyndsay happens, they demand justice and always bring up “check the phone and ip address…. but, u can’t because the law allows you to purchase and register online without any id verification or address.. it’s a damm shame as this could greatly help solve this if photo ID was required to purchase..

  19. Tansyn says:

    If that was the boyfriend in the car with paperwork you would take it to her. That was the whole reason for you to drop it off.
    Why send in your friend. It’s your girlfriend.Very odd.

  20. Chris says:

    I believe that Jason is not behind this. For the simple fact Lindsay was murdered brutally.
    Jason could have figured out other ways to kill her.
    The fact that he was not emotional days after the killing does not mean anything. As the father said Lindsay was already planning to separate from him. So why be emotional for someone who just acknowledged to go away from you?
    The killing has all the hallmarks of silencing Lindsay.
    She might have known something that she should not have known. She was even scared to go to her appointment.
    The phone was bought months before her killing in Vancouver. And activated end of January. A dozen phone calls were made to her prior to her killing. So it appears to be well coordinated and prepared.
    In this story we do not hear anything about telephone calls, visits, emails of Lindsay prior to November the phone was bought in Vancouver
    In this story we also don’t hear anything the same about Jason. Nor any traces of money payments made by him for hire.
    Fact is that the planning started in November in Vancouver, hence the phone was bought.

    So any perpetraitor are to be found from evidences, contacts, meetings, appointments, phone calls or emails in the period prior to that

    • Michael Schneider says:

      Jason IS behind this and his mom. They made lindsay what she was, probably gave her good listings that she wouldnt have gotten otherwise. And for her to leave jason and either work there and he as to see her everyday and his mom too, or if she were to leave she takes and clients and referrals with her to a new company, that is a big hit for the company. Plus jason didnt want her to leave him. And even if someone is going to leave you you still would be emotional if they DIED and they they died. And the way lindsay was murdered is textbook personal, stabbed, and stabbed a lot, they wanted her to feel pain and also to make sure she was truly dead, no chance of survival. She was killed because someone felt betrayed by her.

    • Anton says:

      So why be emotional for someone who just acknowledged to go away from you?

      WHAT? So if your soon-to-be-ex girlfriend was brutally murdered, you would decide not to shed a tear because “well after all she was gonna leave me huh”
      ARE YOU FOR REAL Chris? Insane.

  21. Ty says:

    Looking over this, the one person that stands out is the EX. It was stated that she was already having issues with him, and was considering ending the relationship (possible motive). What strikes odd to me is that he sent her a text at 5:38, and pulled up to the house at 5:45. When he pulled up, the front door was open, and a man was standing there, but yet received no response from Lindsay. Not only did he sit there, he sat there for ten minutes. Ten minutes of time that my gf is in a house with strangers and not responding too long. Then he pulled off and waited another 10 min before texting “are you okay” and going to the house to find the front door locked. The case is right in front of everyone, but because he answered all police questions, and passed 3 polygraphs, he must be innocent. Unfortunately not taken into consideration is that polygraphs are only 70% accurate, and people have been shown passing and failing them on purpose. To me, this case seems to float around the one person who’s had their name all over the case, but ruled out by police. He may not have committed the crime, but he definitely was involved.

  22. Colleen says:

    Did the killers bring a car over on the ferry? If so, there should be records of all the cars that came on that particular ferry, right? Have police gone through those records? If they didn’t bring a car over via ferry then they must have rented a car or had one available to them to use. Did the police obtain all the surveillance video from the ferry and the businesses in the area around where the ferry docks? I wouldn’t be surprised if whoever was behind this murder went to high school with Lindsay. Whoever did this was seeking vengeance for some perceived wrong and they had been holding on to some serious hatred for a long time. This was personal and well planned but I don’t think it was hired killers. I bet she knew at least one of the killers but perhaps didn’t recognize them. Maybe the killers had family on the island with whom they could stay and who would have lent them a car for the day.

    • Michael Schneider says:

      You had me until the former high school classmate line. Thats is ridiculous. Its the soon to be ex-BF and mom that did it. Yes it was personal and wanted lindsay dead and for it to hurt. But not some old classmate, cmon man.

    • Chris says:

      very well thoughts for investigation. There must even be a log book of that very after all those years. So simply check all those licenses of that day.
      We don’t hear anything of this, in this story.
      It’s mind buckeling that Police inacted on potential evidences like that in such a gruwesome murdee

  23. clinto says:

    How is it that someone get stabbed repeatedly, in a clean house, upstairs and who ever did it doesn’t even leave one speck of blood any where else in the house? I’m not a doctor, but I’m under the impression that blood goes everywhere when someone gets stabbed. Its hard to believe that the police could not find one clue anywhere else in the house. No other blood specks, No DNA, no fingerprints, no shoe prints or footprints on the clean carpet…nothing. Am I missing something?

    • Ken says:

      Maybe she was chased upstairs, and then attacked at the top of the stairs by a killer waiting in a zip up disposable painting suit with gloves and booty covers?? Contract fulfilled , remove the gear inside out and into place into a plastic bag. All 3( the killer and the 2 decoys) ran out the back , thru the fence and into the mini van at the house behind. ? So sorry you have to go thru this nightmare Jeff. Sounds like a lot of crooked people involved, even the Saanich police….? Wow

  24. Chenny says:

    It’s so obvious it’s Jason. That’s what I don’t like about these crime podcasts! They have the vulnerable listeners believing that because of reasonable doubt the dumb f*** boyfriend is innocent. bull crap him and his mother both will rot in hell. Trust me they will. Always right. Burn burn burn

    • Fourt says:

      You make a good point. If she was stabbed that many times you would think the killer would have got blood on them and made some sort of mess leaving the house.

  25. Nora Urcuyo says:

    I honestly think and believe the soon to be EX planned this all out, he needed some help so he paid off his friend. People can pass polygraphs in fact there are books that teach you how to be relaxed and pass such test that is why in the US they they are inadmissible in courts. Police should be looking at financials of the ex bf and his family. Why the police didn’t pay more attentions and think outside of the box is beyond terrible police work. This case totally gives it away of who dunit. I don’t buy the story about people grieve differently while very true someone with human emotions would cry at the thought and view of a horrendous murder, specially someone you claimed to love. Lack of police work has made this case unsolved. Maybe they where paid off, who knows but this case could have probably been solved if intelligence brains where actually used. My heart goes out to the family. My father was murdered 31 years ago, and 10 years ago is when we found out to did it.

  26. IVA Shrivastava says:

    So Jason went to the house to meet Lindsay, texted her, she did not respond so he called 911. Why? She could have been in the bathroom or left her phone in another room while turning off the lights etc…. did he know already she is dead? This sequence of his actions is very telling to me. It only make sense if he already knew she is dead.

    • Michael Schneider says:

      Exactly, he knew what was going down and thats why he also texted her ‘are you okay’. And him being on scene in the first place in case something went awry. It was all very well planned.

    • LH says:

      He apparently got worried because she was apprehensive about meeting these specific people. That’s why he was there in the first place. She wanted backup.

      • Tansyn says:

        Why was she apprehensive about meeting the 2 people? Was there any protocols her realty followed before meeting total strangers at a house?
        Why wouldnt she get licenses, pay stubs, tax info prior to going? Or every tom, dick or harry would be wasting realtors’ time to go look at houses they couldnt afford. Water under the bridge I know, but did she write anything down at her desk, calendar date book? Did she have convos with them that told her they could bypass a sit down meeting to qualify the buyer? There must have been something there? What did she talk about in the office with others? With her bestie? If I had a “big fish on the hook” I’d tell everyone, or at least close friends/fam.

  27. Lori says:

    I think the soon to be ex’s story and actions that day just don’t make a lot of sense. If your girlfriend is showing a million dollar home why would you show up within 15 minutes of the showing to drop off papers? I would think you wouldn’t want to interrupt the potential deal.
    Also, why park in an odd spot…then move to an even more unusual spot on the side of the house? Or is it actually more convenient so your buddy and now alibi/witness doesn’t see the murderers leaving the home?
    And what was his intention of getting the papers to her? Seems like waiting 10-20 minutes and then all of a sudden suspecting foul play because she didn’t answer one text is odd. They would’ve barely had time to even tour the first floor of the house.
    He could’ve easily had a burner phone in his pocket with instructions to the murders to text or call once the deed was done. He wouldn’t have even had to take it out of his pocket in front of his friend if it was all planned.
    Just seems like he is the obvious suspect and the one with the most to lose and emotional connection, especially if she was about to leave him and wanted to reunite with her previous boyfriend. I’m sure it infuriated him and even more so knowing she just saw him the day before – since his own mom knew they had met and gone for a walk.
    He shouldn’t have been cleared so easily in my opinion.
    Not to mention his lack of emotion.

    • SW says:

      I dont think its weird at all for a boyfriend to stay outside of a showing out of site. As someone who has a deep fear of being raped or kidnapped I would have someone outside every time.

      • Tansyn says:

        I would think if the boyfriend was to drop off papers for a potential signing, you would walk right up and take them in. Not stay in the car. Makes no sense. Why did he hesitate? It was a house showing. Of course he could go to the door. She asked him to bring her the papers. They dont need privacy. Rediculious.

        They would want the papers asap to sign. The people told her they were very interested. She would want to be prepared. Altho when I signed the paperwork it needed time to be finalized and typed up, or generated on the computer. That took a few days. I went to the office. They didnt bring paperwork So the house. So I find that odd. And very odd he stayed back. Wouldnt the bf text should I bring them in? Not are you ok.
        Whole scenario with bf is off.

  28. Jeanne Kropko says:

    What do we know about the actual murders? They must have been in a car, any descriptions of the car. They must have stayed somewhere, where did they stay? I cannot find this data in this website … would appreciate an answer.

    • Robin says:

      They did not arrive by car, they arrived on foot.
      No car!!! Who knows where they stayed. Sorry can’t give u more answers.

  29. Marianne says:

    A theory that keeps coming to my mind is that she was handpicked for human trafficking. They had her photo, thought she could be “marketable”, could get her alone and vulnerable….I wonder if during the walkthrough they explained to her what was happening, but then their plan was foiled by the boyfriend showing up to the house. Then they would’ve had to decide, do we try to get her out the back knowing that she realizes that help is within shouting distance? Even if they had a gun on her, it would probably not be enough to keep her subdued if she wasn’t “alone.” The other alternative, flee and eliminate the witness who had seen them clearly. They can no longer use a gun because the boyfriend is sitting outside and would’ve heard it, hence the knife.

    Although the phone call following the murder to Lindsay’s friend by Shirley Zailo (that she denies) with a strange accent is I think the most important clue in the case. Combine that with her connection to the development where the murder took place, you have too many coincidences to be a coincidence. It’s very easy for the police to check if that phone call was made, and if it was and she denies it there’s a reason for that.

    • Anton says:

      huh what? no, there is nothing consistent with human trafficking. Though Caucasian women in affluent countries are sometimes targeted, they are never the type of Lindsay (have a job, money, a support network, family and friends that would be alerted by her absence). Victims of human trafficking overwhelmingly come from poor background/countries, war-torn countries, etc. They are generally vulnerable women who don’t have a network of people around them (think the poor maid who comes to work in an affluent country for instance, think the young girl living in the streets etc).
      Lindsay does not fit this. She also did not defend herself so she was likely attacked shortly after entering the house and by surprise, with no time to realise what was happening, in what seemed to have been a meticulously planned attack. None of that would be consistent with human trafficking.

  30. Donald Kimble says:

    There are a lot of newer comments coming out of the woodwork that should probably be censored/blocked and or not taken into account. Going over far fetched things that have either been discounted, proved wrong or been discussed thoroughly doesn’t help. For anyone that is proclaiming far out “theories” read all the comments first rather than spamming the main page.

    Anyone that should post moving forward should either share new info or mention what their doing to help with the corresponding authorities.

  31. Samantha Tomlin says:

    They could’ve also found where that particular dress was sold, and if it were purchased on credit, how many were sold, etc…they could use that info as. well…so many idas not mentioned on t.v…. this case REALLY bothers me!!!

  32. Samantha Tomlin says:

    Also, Lindsay tried to follow up with the “recommendation ” client, i haven’t heard anything about the police speaking to that cient, were all of her phone records exhausted? You always hear about police finding video of whoever bought burner phones on camera at time of purchase by just running the phone numbers given..right??

    • MJ says:

      The burner phone was bought a year before her murder. It was registered 24 hours before her murder, called her and never used again after her murder. That being said it being purchased a year before hand, there was no surveillance footage still available at the store. The police did check.

      • Michael Schneider says:

        The cell phone used by the unknown woman to call Lindsay was purchased in Vancouver several months before the murder and had never been used until that call was made. It was activated under the name of Paulo Rodriguez, which authorities believe is a fake name. It was registered to a legitimate address in Vancouver, which is a business address, but it is believed that the business has no connection with the case and that its address was simply chosen at random.[2] The phone was deactivated soon after the murder and has not been used since.[8] Cell phone tower “pings” show that the phone travelled on the ferry from Vancouver the day before the murder. Authorities believe the phone was purchased for the sole purpose of the murder and was discarded afterwards.[4] This supports their theory that the murder was planned carefully and well in advance.

  33. Samantha Tomlin says:

    I think it is someone who was extremely jealous of Lindsay. Whether it be a ex’s ex, current relationship ex, fellow realtor, friend…bt this is so obvious. Maybe it could be the parents of someone jealous or mad…people are heinous creatures sometimes. Just y opinion.

  34. Alexis says:

    Has anyone heard of the realtor Mike Emert , he was killed in 2001 granite there are a few differences but also some creepy coincidences in his and Lindsay’s murder just something to think about maybe they are related some how or maybe not just speculation

    • Michael Schneider says:

      Interesting but i think totally different. Guns vs knives, the emert case looked to rob, the buziak case was to kill lindsay, not rob her at all in any way and with a knife so no noise. I truly think the mom and her soon to be ex-BF jason did it out of spite.

      • sarahsclee says:

        Soon to be ex-boyfriend? Please elaborate…
        also I apologize I’m new to the case but found that statement extremely intriguing

        • Michael Schneider says:

          Yes soon to be ex, I think he was jealous she was going to leave him, sounds like for an ex-BF she had. Sounds like they gave her preferential treatment at the agency to sell homes, to me it sounds like they feel they ‘made’ her into the agent she was. She may have even been wanting to leave agency once broken up with jason. She might take repeat clients with her or future referrals which would hurt jasons business. If she stayed, jason would have to see her everyday or quite often while shes dating someone else and making good money with him and his moms help. I dont think jason was going to go for that, nor his mom. Just my opinion, but makes most sense to me.

  35. Laura says:

    Witnesses saw her shaking hands with the woman. I’m wondering if they swabbed her hands. Seems like there should be some touch DNA on her hand from the handshake…

    • Michael Schneider says:

      Great Idea, never heard that she had shook hands with anyone, but they could get touch dna, im sure shook hands with both of them. Reverse genealogy/familial dna!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tansyn says:

      Heck should have gotten a sketch of the womans face

  36. Judith Haseker says:

    I honestly believe Jason hired someone to kill her. Jason was parked right outside, said he seen “shadows” of at least two people inside the house, so why didn’t he see these people leave after they killed Lyndsy? I think he did. She was leaving him and he wasn’t going to be embarrassed like that! The police screwed this one up. There must have been video somewhere! Jason absolutely got away with murder.

    • Rick Justice says:

      I have a friend who works for the Saanich Police. He was on scene and Jason Zailo was completely uncooperative. Very suspicious that Jason sat outside while the murder took place, then he sent his friend in to check it out.
      My friend said that he spoke to a Saanich detective and that they know who committed the murder, but they don’t have enough proof to charge them.

      • lbmurder says:

        The job of police is to get the proof required not wait for it to come to them for twelve years! Losers wait, Winners score goals!
        Thank you for sharing this.

  37. Zeca says:

    I am sorry for what happend With your daughter
    I suppose that you get a new way for the investigation
    Probalbly your daughter had affair romance
    With the woman that killed her in the house
    I hope you find the killer
    God bless your family

  38. Daniela says:

    I’m curious as to why the police didn’t search any and all cctv around the surrounding area when this initially happened? These people had to get there some how and had to leave somehow, they weren’t invisable! Especially being a $1million listing, some, if not the majority of the house’s would have servalliance so why not go collect all possible footage available in this neighborhood coming in and out as well. This is how the Dan Markle case was solved. His murder was a paid hit aswell, as the murderers were linked via his ex-wife family’s employee (even if she, the employee of Dan Markels ex family-in-law got off and the father of her 2 children, the trigger man was found guilty.) They actually found the footage of the murderer and his driver on city bus cam after searching all video footage coming in and out of his up scale neighborhood after he was shot to death in the drive way of his home. And yes the police had a rough idea what the car looked like thanks to a neighbour seeing it but not the perpetrators. But in Lindsay case the police know what the perpetrators look like instead of the car. So would it have been that difficult to scour traffic, cctv and servalliance cams for an hour when the murder occurred to see who came in and left the neighbourhood? And do a reverse search from that point until the couple were found. They obviously came to the neighborhood together and didnt want to linger in the neighborhood too long resulting in attention that could of been avoided. Probably too late now, but considering everyone can see this was a planned hit and there is not going to be any direct link between Lisdsay and her murderers this looks like it would have been the police’s best bet. Now it would probably be too late, a decade later to go back unless somewhere, someone has kept an 11 year archive of servalliance videos that this couple appear. What a shame, sometimes with the authority’s it’s a hit and miss game in competence too!

    • V. says:

      $1 mil in Victoria/Saanich is not that high, to be honest. The neighbourhood is Gordon Head with a lot of older homes from the 80s/70s. Having visited many friend in Gordon Head, including my piano teacher, home cams weren’t really a thing.

      Now in Oak Bay, Uplands, Cordova Bay, and Ten Mile you’ll have a higher chance of CCTV. I grew up in Oak Bay and my parents still live there. Their home is valued at about 1.7 mil and neither them or any of their neighbours have cameras.

    • Tansyn says:

      Back then they didnt have cams everywhere like they do today. Cell phones werent like they are today either. They probably didnt have cams in those million dollar homes, but alarms to doors, windows. Maybe a cam on the front door. It was a different time back then.

  39. Innokenty Ivanov says:

    The Drug Cartel under the roof Shirley Zale, Shirley Zale under the roof Saanich’s the police: – we correctly understood the your situation from Russia,we are right , is not it?

  40. Ziana says:

    I’m wondering why the boyfriend text was ” are you Ok? If it was my boyfriend I’d text something like are you done? Or I’m coming or anything like that. And why didn’t he call if he really thought she was not Ok? That doesn’t make any sense at all! Why didn’t anyone think of that?
    Second of all these cold blooded murders stabbed her 40 times! 40 TIMES! so are you telling me there was no evidence left behind to look at? Not a single hair? Nail? Nothing on her body? Her nails? Maybe she scratched one of them, pulled hair touched their body, no DNA at all left in a crime scene when it’s 40 stab wounds?! What was the type of knife that was used? Where are they sold at ? Who purchased them lately get to cameras in stores that sells them! Work on that even it lead to nothing. At least try!

    • Kinga says:

      I completely agree with you on all levels. I find it very strange that her bf just assumed something was wrong and didnt call her at all?? He was sitting outside that house for a good 20 mind doing nothing..or maybe scoping out the scene?? Why did he call the police when he couldn’t get in the house?? Why didnt he call her?? Like “babe you left the door locked”, something like that. It makes zero sense. He knew something..he was the last one to see her, and it was just so convenient that he sat right outside the residence where she was viciously attacked
      He saw nothing, heard nothing?? Come on!!!

      • Michael Schneider says:

        The other thing is, how did none of the neighbors hear or report any screaming? She had to have muzzled or placed in a chokehold to where no sound was able to come out or something. If a person gets stabbed that many times theyre screaming.

        • sarahsclee says:

          Not if you puncture the lungs in the first couple stabs. this can be done from the back or the front. Maybe they should I’m taking check ER records for that date and time shortly after the murderer cuz I’m thinking and less gloves for use they would have cut their hands. I had to stab someone in self-defense while I was being attacked and if they bleed on your hand it’s like in it runs down the knife when you go to stab them again and you cut yourself bad on the hand. accidental self injury to the hand is almost impossible to not do when stabbing somebody repeatedly, unless you’re wearing the right kind of gloves.

          • Michael Schneider says:

            The back base of the skull is where to stab a person at first, if done right it paralyzes them, cant scream/move/fight back/breathing stops. Saw it on one of those crime shows on DiscoveryID.

      • Jess says:

        Yeah very strange. Could be he wanted to make sure it was done and needed a witness to be there with him while the body was found. An alibi. But what would the motive be? I think she had a jealous competitor.

      • Jess says:

        Plus she was clearly very scared and the boyfriend took his sweet time developing an alibi. Shady AF.

    • Svetlana says:

      So many things that the police could have done but obviously didn’t. Do they even have brains or are they just too busy handing out parking tickets? This is all so tragic, beyond words. I pray that they get caught. It will happen. It has to happen.

      • Jeff says:

        Are you kidding? Canadian police are morons. Right along with the Canadian legal system in general. Even when murders are actually solved in Canada, the perpetrators, especially if they’re women, get a good 5 year slap on the wrist. Now since this was a planned murder I’m sure the sentence for the man will be upped to 10 years in prison, but with time off for good behavior he’ll spend 6 years there. And if the woman wearing the dress is caught too, she may do a year. That’s Canadian justice for ya. Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy….

        • Warren Hudson says:

          Lindsay showing a huge house on a culdesac
          No thru traffic and little chance
          anyone would be walking by. Killed
          upstairs in a back BR. If she screamed
          no one would hear. Worst practice ever.
          No one seeing either buyer, no pics, no
          qualification NOTHING. No car??? Lousy
          police work. I believe this will go

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