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Lindsay Day – 2 Years Later and Buziak’s Murder Still Unsolved

Lindsay Buziak: Still No Arrests In Murder Case

As long as I write this blog, I’m certain to never forget that two years ago today, February 2nd, is the day that Lindsay Buziak, a 24 year old real estate agent from Victoria, was murdered in the house she was showing to prospective buyers.

In the month or so before the anniversary of her death, searches for “Lindsay Buziak” and related keywords surrounding the case show up with increasing frequency on my blog stats because of what I wrote the days after the murder and on the one-year anniversary in 2009.

It’s only natural I guess – people scouring the Internet for information on the case: clues, speculation or rumours. I’d like to think that some of the traffic is law enforcement, hoping that somebody somewhere has posted a new tip or clue about the case.

Because it’s ridiculous that the police have next to nothing to go on. She was killed in the early evening in a residential neighbourhood where people would be getting home from work. Somebody saw something. Somebody knows something that will lead to an arrest. Saanich Police concede that she was intentionally targeted and that the murder was planned many weeks in advance. You can’t plan something like that and have no one know about it.

“Lindsay was intentionally targeted, she was intentionally lured to the home and she was intentionally killed.” – Saanich Police spokeswoman Sgt. Julie Fast.

Lindsay’s family has announced a reward of $100,000 for information leading to an arrest. The Victoria Real Estate Board and the Canadian Real Estate Association have each contributed $25,000 to the reward pool, in a show of support. What happened to Lindsay, while not a direct result of her profession, could happen to any of us in real estate. All too often we get complacent in the chase for another deal. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it – listen to your instincts.

I really hope I never have to write another Lindsay Day post on this blog. Please, if you know anything about this case, no matter how small it may seem, call the Saanich Police tip line at 250-475-4356.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Sooke Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Facility Burglarized

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TWICE.

As I was trying to sort out a ride to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit 37 – Sooke Christmas party on Saturday night, I found out that our building on MacMillan Road down Whiffen Spit had been broken into some time between Wednesday, December 17th and Saturday the 20th. I drove down to help our Fearless Leader, George Holmes board the place up and secure what was left to secure.

It turns out that the place was actually broken into sometime last weekend, but no one from the Sooke RCMP told us! The thieves returned this week and broke in again, kicking in the door to our equipment room and cutting a heavy lock on a storage cabinet to steal our laptop and LCD projector.

First, if we’d known our building had been targeted, we would have been able to go and secure it, instead of leaving it for the lowlifes to take advantage of again. RCMP Fail.

Second, we are a VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE organization. We help boaters in distress and occasionally SAVE LIVES. What kind of lowlife, loser scum breaks into a lifesaving organization and steals from them? Our unit receives very little funding from any form of government; the bulk of our expenses are paid for through donations, and that equipment you are now enjoying was used to train new members to keep them and the boating public safe at sea. You’re probably the same type of a-hole who knocks over the Salvation Army kettles or steals from the food bank.

So far as we can tell, the only things missing right now are our LCD projector, our laptop computer, and about $100 cash, but the place is a mess and we haven’t had a chance to clean it up yet.

By the way, the laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite A100 Model #:  PSAANC – VA305C Serial # 27198710Q – if you see it out there on UsedVictoria or Craigslist, I’d love to have a story to tell about how the Internet busted these lowlifes. If anyone knows how to recover a laptop via its MAC address, I have that too, contact me please.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, let me know; we’re always on the lookout for new members.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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