Lindsay Buziak murder: Could investigators be close to cracking the case?

Lindsay Buziak murder: Could investigators be close to cracking the case?
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WatchLindsay Buziak was brutally murdered 13 years ago today but investigators now have new ways to find DNA. Tess van Straaten has the latest.

On the thirteenth anniversary of his daughter’s brutal murder, Jeff Buziak is walking for justice — like he does every year.

“I struggle with the word hope because it’s gone,” Jeff Buziak says. “I just can’t have it anymore. We need results, we need arrests, we need charges.”

For more than a decade, the devastated dad has relentlessly kept the Lindsay Buziak case in the spotlight, appearing on primetime U.S. crime shows like Dateline NBC and Crime Watch Daily as well as Dr. Phil and dozens of podcasts.

“We’ve taken this everywhere, it’s international,” Buziak says. “This is probably the most high-profile unsolved murder in Canada.”

Buziak and a team of volunteers do something every day to try and help crack the case.

He says he connected Saanich Police with retired FBI agent and profiler Jim Clemente, who offered to bring in the FBI.

Police announced this week that they’ve been working with the FBI for the last year.

Buziak also brought in world-renowned genetic genealogy expert CeCe Moore, who he met at the Dr. Phil show.

“I was really hopeful we’d be able to perform genetic genealogy on it but at that time when I looked into it, it wasn’t possible,” Moore tells CHEK News.

Moore is the DNA detective who helped solve the cold case of Saanich couple Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook, who were murdered in Washington state in 1987.

Moore isn’t working on the Buziak case, but had hoped to.

She says advances in DNA detection could mean the new task force — which has been re-testing evidence — might now have a viable sample.

“If that’s the case, and they’ve found crime scene DNA that’s viable for investigative genetic genealogy, then I have no doubt that they will be able to find Lindsay’s killer or killers,” Moore says. “So if you’re out there, it’s probably time to turn yourself in.”

If you, or anyone you know, have information relating to the murder of Lindsay Buziak on February 2, 2008, you can contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4356 or 1-888-980-1919.

Thirteen years later, the murder of realtor Lindsay Buziak remains unsolved. (CHEK News/file)

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