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It’s been well over a decade since an unforgettable tragedy struck Greater Victoria, devising a path of hurt with answers still sought.
But an upcoming annual Memorial Walk coinciding with the 14th anniversary looks to embody hope.
What likely started as a typical Saturday for 24-year-old Lindsay Buziak took a tragic turn after several stab wounds led to her untimely death.
On February 2nd, 2008, the up-and-coming realtor was tricked by her murderers into showing a million-dollar home in the Gordon Head area of Saanich.
That same day, she was found mutilated in an upstairs bedroom.
Lindsay’s father, Jeff Buziak, has been gathering information about the homicide for years, launching a website and creating a detailed timeline.
“Lindsay was very popular. She was a realtor, well-liked. My daughter was executed viciously, for what? We don’t know,” Jeff told Victoria Buzz in an interview.
All these years later, he’s still searching for answers in a case widely covered in Canadian and American media, including NBC’s Dateline.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not dealing with Lindsay’s murder,” Jeff said, pointing to an investigation he feels was mishandled by Saanich Police.
Last year, Cst. Markus Anastasiades with the local detachment acknowledged the unsolved case and said the community wants to understand what happened to Lindsay.
In a 2021 video posted to YouTube, according to Anastasiades, every tip and lead are followed.
“To find those answers, we have established a task force comprised of new investigators who are taking a fresh look at the case,” Anastasiades said, which includes FBI and RCMP reinforcements.
Jeff currently resides in Alberta, but he’ll be back in town for Lindsay’s Memorial Walk, set for next Wednesday, February 2nd—the 14th anniversary of her death.
At 10 a.m., the public is invited to gather and march from Saanich Municipal Hall to the Legislature. It should take a couple of hours.
“The support is tremendous,” Jeff said.
“It is all positive; it is all really supportive. The numbers on the walk ebb and rise, depending on the day, weather, many things. But there are always people that show up, and there’s always tremendous support.”
He’s sending thanks to those who come out and those who keep caring, believing and demanding justice.
“Obviously, [I walk] for Lindsay, but I also do this for your girlfriend, for your mom, for your aunt, for your sister, for your cousins. That’s who I’m doing it for,” Jeff added.
“Linsday’s gone; she’s gone. Gone. Never to return.”
“All I have are great memories of a wonderful daughter. That hurts, so I do it for her.”
Memorial Walk for Lindsay Buziak
- Where: Begins at Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue
- When: Wednesday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.