FBI joins investigation into murder of Victoria Realtor Lindsay Buziak
SAANICH, B.C. -- Investigators from the United States have joined a new team taking a fresh look at the unsolved homicide of Victoria real estate agent Lindsay Buziak and police say there's movement in the 13-year-old case.
Buziak was 24 years old when she was fatally stabbed while showing a property in Saanich on Feb. 2, 2008.
Saanich police Const. Markus Anastasiades says the new team includes representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as continued support from RCMP.
In a statement released Sunday, he says technology developed since Buziak's death has highlighted additional leads and forensic evidence.
"Advancements in fields such as genealogy and DNA analysis has led to a resolution in many other cases," Anastasiades says.
He says officers are again speaking to all possible suspects.
Buziak died while showing a home to an unidentified couple that police say had arranged the meeting using a cellphone later determined to be registered to a fake name in Metro Vancouver.
No charges have ever been laid, but Anastasiades says investigators are confident that people with key details could be ready to talk now.
“We know there is likely information that has not been shared,” he says in the video statement.
“We believe people familiar with the circumstances surrounding this case remain in the community,” Anastasiades adds. “It is not too late to come forward.”
Jeff Buziak, Lindsay's father, tells CTV News that he feels like he's reliving his daughter's murder each time a development such as this is announced by police.
"I have to relive it. It’s a horrible situation but it is part of my healing process," he said. "The young women in Victoria are of much greater threat from the killers of Lindsay that haven’t been arrested than they are of COVID."
With files from CTV News Vancouver Island