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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Published by Tim Ayres

Tim Ayres is a Sooke and Victoria BC REALTOR®, with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Tim is actively involved in helping clients buying and selling real estate in the southern Vancouver Island region. Tim is an active member of the Victoria Real Estate Board and served seven years (2009-2015) as a director, including serving as President in 2014.

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  1. Stalking (and murdering?) Canadian Women and American Girls

    Complaints were made to police regarding the alleged stalking,
    harassment, and intimidation of two females. One complaint was submitted
    by Saanich Police Constable Kathleen Brandsma. The other complaint
    against Madera was made by Patty Saelens of Parksville,
    British Columbia. According to Ms. Saelens in Parksville, Karol Madera
    was present and photographed on the site where the stalking occurred and
    she has been positively identified as the stalking victim in that case.


    In our segment, “Stalking Van Isle Women” in our archive, the man
    in the passenger seat of the small car is Karol Madera. He was
    photographed while he was parked on the property of Mrs. Saelens who
    reported him to the RCMP for stalking and harassing her.

    Madera’s modus operandi was shockingly similar to that of the
    killers in the Lindsay Buziak case. According to the stalking victim in
    the official police report, Madera used a woman accomplice who claimed
    to be “scouting movie locations” while she took
    pictures of the victim and her business. (See our Lindsay Buziak
    segment below).

    Madera later posted pictures of the female victim on his web page,
    with disgusting and false sexual commentary about her. The Saanich
    Police advised the woman’s husband to contact RCMP about the
    “intimidation and criminal harassment” related to Madera’s
    “creepy behavior” which Saanich Police Sergeant John Price described as

    Karol Madera’s Comments About the Lindsay Buziak Murder

    Saanich Police Detective Sgt. Marko Berton was the lead
    investigator in Saanich PD file, labeled as # 2013-5030. The RCMP/CSIS
    liaison is stationed at Island HQ on Blanshard St. Victoria, handling
    Terrorist security files of Police interest. CSIS/RCMP
    are also interested in previous incidents where Madera has stalked
    women locally. Sgt. Jim Price at Saanich PD is aware of those incidents,
    along with Cst. Kathleen Brandsma, and they are also aware of the fact
    that Madera has claimed responsibility for murdering
    a young real estate broker named Lindsay Buziak.

    Regarding the murder of Lindsay Buziak, Karol Madera has unequivocally stated,

    “I don’t know if she had big tits or not, I was so busy stabbing her, I can’t remember.”

    Madera worked with the murder victim’s father Jeff Buziak, in the
    late 1980’s, when Madera was thrown out of the Victoria Real Estate
    Board for making threats.

    At that time, Bev McIvor of Remax/Camosun was a member of the
    board. McIvor stated for the record, “He sent us the most horrible,
    sexually threatening emails. We had to obtain police protection, due to
    Madera’s threats.”

    Bev McIvor, like the murdered Lindsay Buziak, also worked for Remax/Camosun.

    Ousted From the Victoria Real Estate Board

    Following failed careers in the military, real estate, and the law,
    Madera settled down on Vancouver Island, residing in a crumbling shack
    in an area known as the ‘San Francisco’ of Canada. Madera hasn’t had a
    steady job since he was
    ousted from the Victoria Real Estate Board, in June, 1989, following
    threats he made against board members, who were forced to call the
    Victoria Police, in fear for their lives.

    The Board sent notice to Madera, via their attorneys

    Pearlman and Lindholm, effectively ejecting Madera from the premises and from his real estate career.

    Members of the Board reportedly stated that a ‘crazy homosexual’
    was planning to attack the board, or words to that effect. Madera
    claimed he was ejected because he was heterosexual, however, the judge
    in the case, Chief Justice Keith Bracken, did not
    believe Madera, and

    Madera was forced to pay board members’ legal fees, plus a $1,000
    penalty to each participant. Madera then harassed board members for
    years, but when Madera attempted to become a lawyer, they formed a
    united front, telling the Law Society in no uncertain
    terms, that Madera was an unfit candidate.

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