When Lindsay Buziak was 24-years-old, she was brutally murdered. For years, her family never gave up hope to find her killer. The story gained so much attention, it was even featured on Dateline. But now, one post online could change the case forever.
This is how.
In 2008, young Buziak was a budding real estate agent in British Columbia, Canada. She was lured into a home by a still-unidentified couple who pretended to be potential buyers. She was stabbed multiple times in the upstairs bathroom of the home.
The couple was never identified, though police had many theories on what could have happened. The most likely one, in their minds, is that this was a case of a mistaken target.
"There is nothing in her life — and we've conducted an extensive background [check] — that would indicate that she was involved in anything criminal, in anything of a domestic violence relationship, and that is the most perplexing thing," Sgt Chris Horsley said. "We were reluctant to say all along that maybe she was mistakenly targeted, because then we're telling the people that, 'Hello, you've got the wrong person.'"
Buziak's family was obviously devastated by their daughter's death, but they vowed to work to find her killer no matter how long it took.
“Like anybody else, the grieving is huge because your child was senselessly murdered by somebody," Jeff Buziak, Lindsay's father, said in 2015. "And the other part of course is that it’s seven years and it’s unsolved and it’s a reminder to both the public and the authorities that Lindsay’s murder remains unsolved and that killers are in the community. They’re not in jail. They’re not held accountable. They’re out there functioning, and they could be there in the lineup with you when you pick up your next coffee or fill your car up with gas, or maybe they’re your neighbor".
"The police claim they are working on it hard," he said. "They don’t give you any indication of what they are doing, whether there’s going to be resolution or not. They don’t release anything. It’s a form of slow, painful torture and I’m not saying that to be derogatory against the police."
As a way to keep Buziak's case ongoing, her family started a website devoted to finding her killers. The site details the last moments of Lindsay's life, including a pocket dial at 5:41pm, just minutes before her death.
Continue reading to see the latest development in the case, 9 years later.