WATCH: Lindsay Buziak’s grieving dad ‘gutted’ after Saanich Police re-assign investigators on the murder case. Tess van Straaten reports.
She was a beautiful young real estate agent with a bright future but now — more than eight years after the brutal Lindsay Buziak murder — there’s another blow for her distraught family.
“I’m gutted — it’s absolutely devastating,” Lindsay’s dad Jeff Buziak told CHEK News from his home in Calgary. “We have killers in the community there, conspirators, and Saanich Police know who they are and everyone felt we were very close to arrests and for whatever reason they decided to walk away.”
Jeff Buziak says the Saanich Police officers dedicated to finding the 24-year-old’s killer have been re-assigned and aren’t being replaced.
“They’re really not working the case anymore unless someone walks into Saanich Police and admits they did it” Buziak says. “It’s a total disappointment for not only Lindsay’s family but for the community. How could the police let you down like that?”
Despite repeated requests, Saanich Police refused to do an interview on this topic.
In an email, they told CHEK News the Buziak case “remains an open and active investigation” but that “the number of investigators is determined by work-load and the priority of information received.”
Just a few months ago, police said they were working on the case daily but Buziak says Saanich Police Chief Bob Downie told him that’s no longer possible.
“He said I can’t have officers sitting around waiting for a tip to come in,” Buziak recounts. “When he says the file’s active that means it’s laying on somebody’s desk — that’s it. It’s not active. They are no people working on it full time.”
Over the years, police have received thousands of tips and the high-profile case was even featured on Dateline NBC.
“It’s over 8 years and they can’t seem to solve the case,” Buziak says.
But despite his disappointment, Jeff Buziak says he’s still hopeful the killers will be caught and he’ll get justice for Lindsay.