CANADA Canada - Lindsay Buziak, 24, Victoria, BC, 2 Feb 2008

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Luanne, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Luanne

    Luanne That's me in the corner

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  3. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I would really hate to be a female real estate agent. I've heard of this happening before, and I believe I've even seen "rules" to follow if you are a female RE agent so this doesn't happen to you.

    I hope they solve this one soon.
     
  4. KrisNine

    KrisNine New Member

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    I remember a case we had recently...maybe in Texas? Very scary.
     
  5. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Wow. This happens to a realtor every few years. Always so sad.
    I found another article with her photo. She was stunningly beautiful.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080205.wbcrealtor05/BNStory/National

    The "rule" is, never meet a client in a vacant home without that client first meeting you at your office.

    From the article, and this is really weird.

    "Ms. Buziak apparently went to the newly constructed $964,000 home in the upscale neighbourhood on Saturday hoping to make a sale, after she agreed to help a female client find a million-dollar home before nightfall. The woman's identity has not been revealed, but sources at the real estate agency, Re/Max Camosun, said that Ms. Buziak found the woman's demands odd and the situation made her nervous."

    I had an RE license for about 8 years before I became a parent. The chances of a legitimate buyer calling and needing to find a million-dollar home before nightfall is unheard of. This would have had my hinkey meter flying. I wish she would have listened to her instincts.... She was obviously targeted but why, she wasn't the listing agent. And a female "buyer" too, which is odd. I don't recall any news stories of a realtor being murdered by a female.
     
  6. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    This could be one of those situations where the guy abuses/uses his girlfriend or wife to find other victims.
     
  7. reportertype

    reportertype Dogs are awesome!

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    McKinney, I think. There's a thread here somewhere about it. I can't remember the details
     
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    SleuthyMama Listening to my gut

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    I had never heard about this murder.

    I just read Latole's link above and am surprised at what a small window of time the killer/s had. Lindsay met with the "prospective" buyer at the home at 5:30 and her boyfriend arrived at the home by 6:15 and found her dead.

    Hmmm.
     
  10. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    It's happened in Southern Oregon and was a hate crime:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxanne_Ellis_and_Michelle_Abdill

    A property manager/realtor was targeted because she was a lesbian. Robert Acremant was able to lure both Roxanne Ellis, the agent, and her partner, Michelle Abdill to an apartment complex on the pretense of viewing an apt. He then shot them both execution style. His mother, bless her, turned him in. He was sentenced to death by injection, which was upheld in 2005. Roxanne and Michelle's legacy has lived on, though, as our LGBT center in Ashland is named after them. They are not forgotten.

    The couple were active in the Methodist church down the street from our house and the police presence while LE investigated was horrid. Everyone was very unsettled and frightened during the 10 days it took to find the killer. My prayers go out to this victim's family and the community.
     
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    Also, like the post above said about the time frame of the Buziak crime, being a short window ... it was the same thing with the Emert case too.
     
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    kmclaren Well-Known Member

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    Finally a bit of news released on this case, looks definitely like a "professional" job but it doesn't sound like they're much closer to solving it than they were 2 years ago...



    New theory: Killers hit Buziak by mistake

    Lindsay Buziak, the 24-year-old real estate agent stabbed to death as she showed a Gordon Head home two years ago, may have been mistakenly targeted in a contract killing, police say.

    Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/theory+Killers+Buziak+mistake/3218003/story.html#ixzz0sJvlh8K2
     
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    iluvmua Active Member

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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Hi Ilovemua, the link wouldn't open all the way for me. But it could be my connection, it's flakey here.
     
  16. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    The link comes up blank for me.
     
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    blank link here too
     
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    iluvmua Active Member

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    from what I have learned about this case from the past two days I've been researching it, it seems to me that she may have known her killers.

    she was stabbed 54 times in an upstairs back bedroom not viewable from the street.
     
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    liz b. Well-Known Member

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    I have a few questions :

    1. Where did the very detailed description of the couple who Lindsay was showing the house to come from ? Did the couple show up at the house together. Who saw them, and did anyone see their vehicle ?

    2. Did Lindsay obtain and note any names in her appointment calendar ? Also, I read that the house was priced at just under 1 million. Most realtors would obtain some financial information from a potential buyer before they would show a house like that. Did Lindsay note any financial information, such as an employer ?

    3. Why did Jason Zallo call 911 as soon as he called Lindsay, and she didn't answer ? I read that he then went to the house, entered through a backdoor,and found her body ? I assume that all of this happened before LE showed up ?

    4. I read that Lindsay was a bit apprehensive abouit the showing,after the male called her and told her he would be seeing the house alone. Why didn't she take Jason,or someone else with her ?
     
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    liz b. Well-Known Member

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    Couple more questions :

    1. Has LE indicated that Lindsay was sexually assaulted ? I have not read that she was,so am * assuming * that she wasn't....

    2. Concerning the Paulo Rodriguez cellphone, did LE get a list of all calls made BEORE the woman called Lindsay ? How about cell phone pings ?


    Some ideas :

    A lot of planning went into this killing, even down to the cell phone alias. Lindsay may have been targeted based solely on her bio on the realtor's website : she was the youngest realtor.Did the killer(s) think she was also the most naive ? Did they believe she would be easy to fool with regard to their financial assets ? And therefore,did they believe she would show them the house without too many questions ?

    They seemed to want to kill her inside the house. They seemed to have a huge amount of anger.

    I was interested to read that the owner of the land sold it to a developer ; the houses were not occupied, and not all of the houses were even finished. Looking at photos of the area, it is just beautiful. Very serene.

    I am wondering if this killing could be the work of an environmental extremist group ? They have been arsonists, could they have stepped over the line to commit murder, and make a point,send a message ?

    All JMO
     

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