In 2008, a young real estate agent named Lindsay Buziak was murdered inside a vacant, $1-million home in Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island.
Lindsay’s murder shook the community—and made international news.
But with few new details coming to light, investigators eventually hit a wall.
So in 2019, Capital Daily, a local news and investigative journalism outlet, embarked on a quest for new information about the unsolved murder that continues to haunt the community, Lindsay’s many friends, and her family. The intent was to separate fact from fiction.
Now, people who had sworn off doing another interview are re-breaking their silence.
And people who were close with Lindsay are giving extended interviews for the first time.
With this new podcast series, Capital Daily is finally ready to reveal its reporting, with new details from people who were there. With unexpected twists and turns. And with a glimmer of hope.
Fifteen years after Lindsay’s murder, a new story is ready to be told by investigative journalist Zander Sherman and Capital Daily.
EP.08 - The Whistleblower
Zander speaks with a former website administrator of lindsaybuziakmurder.com, the website at the centre of Shirley’s lawsuit. The former administrator reads from emails obtained by Capital Daily that shed light on the website and media coverage surrounding Lindsay’s murder. The former administrator discusses what she describes as misinformation surrounding the case.
EP.07 - Shirley’s lawsuit
Shirley Zailo files a defamation lawsuit against Jeff Buziak and two allegedly regular posters of a website he is associated with. She explains that technological advancements are the reason she is finally taking action. Ultimately, the Zailo family wants the public to know that the accusations about their family have been damaging, and that they had nothing to do with Lindsay’s murder.
EP.06 - Developments
In January 2020, Saanich Police hold a press conference to announce the creation of a task force composed of new investigators who are taking a fresh look at the case. The task force has obtained the assistance of the FBI and continued support from the RCMP. Zander meets with Lindsay’s father, Jeff, and others who are participating in an annual walk to honour Lindsay’s memory.
EP.05 - Shadows
Jason Zailo’s phone, laptop, and condo are searched by investigators, and he participates in a polygraph exam. Additionally, Saanich Police look back over Lindsay's online activity and Facebook friend list to see if they offer any clues. Police also hatch a plan to trace the crime phone used to contact her.
EP.04 - A silence rebroken
The events surrounding Lindsay Buziak's showing at 1702 De Sousa Pl. are recounted by Lindsay's boyfriend at the time, Jason Zailo, in his first major interview since appearing on Dateline NBC in 2010. During a lengthy interview with Zander, Jason goes back over statements he made to police at the time of the murder.
EP.03 - The unsealing
Lawyers for Capital Daily gain access to court documents containing more than 1,500 pages of redacted information. Zander speaks with Shirley Zailo, the mother of Lindsay’s then-boyfriend, Jason. Shirley says all the misinformation and conspiracy theories about her family’s purported involvement in the murder have taken a toll, and that she is contemplating taking action.
Excellent reporting on a complicated case
This is an example of what a true crime podcast should be: original, in-depth, objective reporting that covers all the angles: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the very grey. It provides an unflinching look at what happens when keyboard vigilantes drown in the legends of their own minds and lose sight of the fact that an innocent person died and the killers remain unapprehended.
This is not what it claims to be…
This was very poorly done. This doesn’t really investigate Lindsay’s murder or provide any valuable in-depth interviews. The only thing achieved was a platform was provided for the boyfriend and his mother to complain about how mean people are to them. It’s interesting how other media coverage is addressed as being skewed (paraphrasing here), yet this is the exact same thing… The whole thing feels extremely biased. It’s a shame because this could have been used to spur this case along to find out who killed this young woman, but instead it feels a bit insulting to her and what happened.
Worst ending ever
A huge disappointment. Would not recommend at all.