The FBI has joined the investigation into the murder of a real estate agent who was killed in Saanich in 2008.
Saanich Police say their task force invited the U.S. agency into the investigation of Lindsay Buziak’s murder, along with continued support from the RCMP.
The 24-year-old Buziak was killed on February 2, 2008, while she showing a vacant home.
She had met with still unidentified potential buyers at 1702 DeSousa Place in Saanich at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Shortly thereafter, she was fatally stabbed in the upstairs bedroom of the home. Her boyfriend discovered her body shortly after and called police.
The Saanich Police came under harsh criticism in the intervening years since Buziak’s murder, particularly from her father, Jeff Buziak.
Jeff Buziak even began a petition last year to have the local authorities removed from the case, accusing the force of corruption and conflict of interest in the case.
Now the Saanich Police say the task force is reviewing and retesting evidence, including digital evidence.
They are also renewing the examination of DNA evidence following advancements in the field of genealogy.
New interviews are also being conducted, including with people who have already been interviewed over the course of the investigation.
“We believe people familiar with circumstances surrounding this case remain in our community,” the Saanich Police said in a statement.
They went on to say that some people may have been reluctant to come forward out of concern for the reputations of people involved in the community.
“We recognize relationships change over time as do people and their perspectives. It is not too late to come forward.”
The police also said some people may have been afraid to speak out for fear of being unknowingly brought into the situation by the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information on Buziak’s murder is asked to call the Saanich Police information line at (250) 475-4356 or toll-free at 1-888-980-1919.