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The Brutal Stabbing of Realtor Lindsay Buziak | Still a Mystery


THIS WAS A TARGETED,
PRE-PLANNED MURDER. Narrator: LINDSAY BUZIAK
HAD A PROMISING CAREER IN REAL ESTATE. SHE WAS AMBITIOUS. SHE WAS A VERY GOOD SALESWOMAN. SHE WAS GOING FOR IT. Narrator: BUT THEN THE
24-YEAR-OLD WAS BRUTALLY KILLED. THE FIRST STRIKE
WAS FROM BEHIND. SEVERED HER SPINAL CORD. Narrator: WAS IT
SOMEONE SHE KNEW? THAT MURDER WAS PERSONAL. Narrator: INVESTIGATORS
HAD LITTLE TO GO ON. POLICE DON’T KNOW
WHO HER KILLERS ARE OR WHY THEY KILLED HER. Narrator: THERE WERE
ALL KINDS OF WILD RUMORS. THESE BAD GUYS FROM, YOU KNOW,
THE CARTELS AND EVERYBODY ARE KILLING LINDSAY. LIKE, COME ON. Narrator: AND PLENTY OF LEADS. TIPS, EVEN CONFESSIONS
THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED ONLINE. BUT NONE OF IT
WAS ADDING UP. SOMEONE IN THE COMMUNITY
KNOWS MORE THAN THEY’VE TOLD US. Narrator:
AND HER FAMILY IS ANGRY. ALL I WANT HERE IS JUSTICE
FOR MY DAUGHTER. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK? Narrator: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
TO LINDSAY BUZIAK? ♪♪ LINDSAY BUZIAK WAS THE KIND OF
VIVACIOUS PERSON EVERYONE LOVES. SHE WAS THAT SHINING STAR
THAT JUST MADE YOU FEEL GREAT, MADE YOU FEEL AT EASE. Narrator: HER JOB SELLING
REAL ESTATE IN HER SMALL HOMETOWN IN
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FIT HER PERFECTLY. SHE WAS SUCH A SOCIAL PERSON. EVERYBODY LOVED HER.
EVERYBODY REACHED OUT TO HER. Louise: EVERYBODY THOUGHT
VERY HIGHLY OF HER. THIS VERY NICE, KIND-HEARTED
YOUNG WOMAN. Narrator: AS LINDSAY’S CAREER
WAS TAKING OFF, SO WAS HER LOVE LIFE. SHE MOVED IN WITH HER BOYFRIEND,
JASON ZAILO, WHO ALSO WORKED IN REAL ESTATE. HE WAS ALWAYS
VERY WELCOMING TO ME AND KNEW HOW CLOSE
LINDSAY AND I WERE. Narrator: ONE DAY
IN JANUARY 2008, LINDSAY WAS CONTACTED
BY A NEW CLIENT. Louise: SHE GOT A PHONE CALL
FROM A WOMAN WITH A HEAVY ACCENT SAYING THAT
SHE WANTED TO SEE HOUSES IN THE MILLION-DOLLAR
PRICE RANGE. Narrator: FOR LINDSAY, THIS WAS
AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY. IF SHE COULD SELL
MILLION-DOLLAR DREAM HOMES, SHE WOULD BEGIN MAKING
HUGE COMMISSIONS. WHEN LINDSAY GOT THE CALL TO
SELL THIS MILLION-DOLLAR HOUSE, SHE CALLED ME IMMEDIATELY. Narrator: LINDSAY WAS EXCITED,
BUT SHE ALSO TOLD HER DAD THAT SOMETHING ABOUT
THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS, A HUSBAND AND WIFE,
MADE HER UNEASY. SHE WASN’T THE AGENT
LISTED ON THE HOUSE THEY WERE ASKING TO SEE. AND YET THEY HAD ASKED
FOR HER SPECIFICALLY. THEY NAMED A CLIENT
OF LINDSAY’S AND SAID, “OH, YOUR CLIENT TOLD US
TO CALL YOU.” Narrator: LINDSAY TRIED TO REACH
THE CLIENT WHO HAD REFERRED THE COUPLE TO HER,
BUT HAD NO LUCK. SHE DECIDED TO SHOW
THE HOUSE ANYWAY, BUT BECAUSE SHE WAS
UNCOMFORTABLE, SHE ASKED HER BOYFRIEND
TO COME WITH HER. Louise: SUDDENLY, SHE WAS
SUPPOSED TO BE MEETING THE MAN THERE BY HIMSELF,
AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT MADE HER
UNCOMFORTABLE. Narrator: LINDSAY ARRANGED TO
SHOW THE MAN THE HOUSE AT 5:30 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 2nd. THAT AFTERNOON, SHE WENT OUT
TO LUNCH WITH JASON, BUT THEY LEFT IN SEPARATE CARS. JASON WENT TO MEET A FRIEND,
AND LINDSAY WENT HOME TO CHANGE BEFORE HEADING
TO THE PROPERTY. EVEN THOUGH THE MALE BUYER
HAD SAID HIS WIFE WASN’T COMING, TWO NEIGHBORS SAW BOTH
A MAN AND A WOMAN GREET LINDSAY NEAR THE HOUSE. SHE PROCEEDED WITH THE SHOWING,
FULL CONFIDENCE THAT IT WAS GONNA BE OKAY ‘CAUSE
JASON WOULD BE THERE. JASON’S 6’3″, 245 POUNDS,
EX-SEMI-PRO HOCKEY PLAYER. BUT HE WASN’T THERE. Narrator: JASON HAD
LOST TRACK OF TIME. AT 5:29 P.M., AS LINDSAY ENTERED
THE HOUSE WITH HER CLIENTS, HE TEXTED TO SAY HE WAS
9 MILES AWAY. LINDSAY TEXTED BACK,
“OKAY, I’LL SEE YOU IN A BIT.” AT 5:38, JASON TEXTED AGAIN
AS HE APPROACHED THE PROPERTY. THIS TIME,
LINDSAY DIDN’T ANSWER. JASON PARKED ACROSS THE STREET
AND WAITED. AT 5:45, HE SAW THE FRONT DOOR
OPEN AND CLOSE. HE THOUGHT LINDSAY WAS STILL
SHOWING THE HOUSE, SO HE CONTINUED TO WAIT. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL
THAT YOUNG MAN WAS WAITING FOR. Narrator: BUT AFTER ANOTHER
HALF HOUR PASSED, JASON FINALLY WENT
TO THE FRONT DOOR. IT WAS LOCKED. BUT JASON COULD SEE
LINDSAY’S SHOES AT THE FOOT OF THE STAIRCASE. SOMETHING WASN’T RIGHT. JASON DIALED 911, THEN FOUND AN
OPEN BACK DOOR AND WENT INSIDE. AND THEN JUST A FEW MINUTES
LATER, THERE WAS A CALL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. Narrator: WHEN LINDSAY’S
BOYFRIEND GOT INSIDE THE DREAM HOUSE SHE WAS HOPING
TO SELL TO HER CLIENTS, HE MADE A GRISLY DISCOVERY. IN AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM,
LINDSAY HAD BEEN VIOLENTLY STABBED TO DEATH. THROAT SLIT FROM SIDE TO SIDE,
VIRTUALLY DECAPITATING HER I CRUMBLED TO THE FLOOR. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT
YOU NEVER WANT TO HEAR, CAN DREAM OF HEARING
IN YOUR LIFE, AND I WAS IN DISBELIEF. Narrator: WHO WOULD
WANT LINDSAY DEAD? TO THE POLICE, IT LOOKED
LIKE A PROFESSIONAL HIT. THE KILLER LEFT NO DNA
AT THE SCENE, NO CLUES AT ALL. THIS MURDER SEEMED
CAREFULLY PLANNED. BUT WHY? IT WASN’T BECAUSE SHE WAS
A REAL ESTATE AGENT. THERE HAD TO BE ANOTHER MOTIVE. Narrator: WHERE WAS
THE MYSTERIOUS COUPLE WHO HAD ASKED LINDSAY
TO SHOW THEM THE HOUSE? POLICE TRACED THE NUMBER
THAT LINDSAY HAD WRITTEN DOWN FOR THEM
IN HER DATE BOOK TO A BURNER PHONE THAT WAS
PURCHASED MONTHS EARLIER UNDER A FAKE NAME. THEY WERE STUMPED. IT’S A COMPLEX INVESTIGATION. Narrator: FOR A LONG TIME,
PEOPLE SPECULATED THAT LINDSAY’S BOYFRIEND, JASON,
WAS INVOLVED. IT TOOK POLICE A YEAR
TO CLEAR HIS NAME. Narrator: JASON INSISTED
HE WAS INNOCENT. HE HAD A SOLID ALIBI,
AND SECURITY FOOTAGE AT THE AUTO SHOP WHERE
HE’D GONE TO MEET HIS FRIEND CONFIRMED HE’D LEFT AT 5:30 P.M. HE ALSO PASSED
A LIE DETECTOR TEST. THAT’S WHEN NEW RUMORS
BEGAN TO CIRCULATE. BECAUSE LINDSAY HAD MADE CONTACT
ON FACEBOOK WITH SOMEONE WHO WAS ARRESTED
IN A COCAINE BUST, POLICE SUGGESTED SHE WAS
TARGETED BECAUSE SHE WAS ASSOCIATING WITH DRUG DEALERS. BUT LINDSAY’S FAMILY SAYS THAT
THE PERSON WHO WAS ARRESTED WAS ONLY AN ACQUAINTANCE
AND LINDSAY HADN’T RECENTLY SPOKEN TO HIM
OR MET WITH HIM. LINDSAY WAS NOT INVOLVED
IN THE DRUG TRADE. SHE WAS NOT A RAT.
SHE WAS NOT A SNITCH. Narrator: ONLINE, OTHER PEOPLE
THEORIZED THAT LINDSAY COULD HAVE BEEN MURDERED
BY A SERIAL KILLER OR MISTAKENLY TAKEN OUT
BY PROFESSIONAL HIT MEN. I CAN’T BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT
PEOPLE ARE BREWING UP. THERE’S RUMORS
PASSED AROUND ALL THE TIME. Narrator: THERE WAS
ONE GLIMMER OF HOPE. THE TWO WITNESSES WHO HAD
SPOTTED THE WELL-DRESSED COUPLE LINDSAY WAS MEETING HELPED
POLICE CREATE A SKETCH OF THE WOMAN
AND A REPLICA OF THE DRESS SHE WAS WEARING. THEN IN AUGUST 2017,
AN ANONYMOUS COMMENTOR CONFESSED ONLINE
TO KILLING LINDSAY, BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE
A FALSE CLAIM. THE STARK REALITY IS,
IT’S BEEN OF NO USE WHATSOEVER. WE’VE HAD SUSPECTS.
WE’VE RULED OUT SUSPECTS. Narrator: 10 YEARS AFTER
LINDSAY’S MURDER, THE CASE REMAINS UNSOLVED. LINDSAY’S FATHER IS STILL
SUSPICIOUS OF HER BOYFRIEND, JASON, BUT THERE’S NO EVIDENCE
LINKING JASON TO THE MURDER, AND HE CONTINUES TO FIRMLY DENY
ANY INVOLVEMENT. WHAT DO YOU WANT
PEOPLE TO KNOW? I HAD NOTHING
TO DO WITH IT. LINDSAY’S FAMILY
IS ANGRY WITH INVESTIGATORS. THEY SAY POLICE WITHHELD
INFORMATION FROM THEM AND NEVER DID ENOUGH
TO FIND LINDSAY’S KILLER. Sara:
THE POLICE TELL US NOTHING. THEY’VE TAKEN MY LIFE FROM ME. THEY’VE TAKEN MY WHOLE
FAMILY’S LIFE FROM US. I’M FRUSTRATED.
I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THEIR CRAP. SOLVE THE GOD DAMN MURDER! NOW! IT’S THEIR DUTY, THEIR JOB. I AM GOING TO PUSH EVERY DAY
UNTIL THAT HAPPENS OR I DIE. ♪♪

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