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The Murder of Lindsay Buziak

April 12/2022 Lindsay Buziak Murder and the “Absolute Immunity” deal made with the RCMP


Only a select group of people would be privy to the knowledge that there is an “absolute” immunity deal in place – made between the RCMP and the main informant. And that immunity deal may well have extended to the informant’s family. With “absolute immunity” comes a high level of protection for the informant, leaving the informant to move on with their lives with no threat of recrimination. The informant’s identity can never be disclosed, especially not in a court of law. If the Saanich Police or the RCMP know that the informant played a role in Lindsay’s murder, their hands are tied by immunity confidentiality – even if they were not aware of her involvement prior to the immunity agreement being made.

The RCMP/Calgary grant of immunity would have preceded Lindsay’s murder, therefore they would not have considered her murder as a future possible criminal act. (criminal negligence/criminal conspiracy) Don’t informants usually lay low after they’ve chosen to work with the police? To conspire to have an “innocent” like Lindsay framed, the informant would have to have the kind of confidence only a sociopath would possess. Either that or fear for one’s own life.

How did the cartel know the informant lived in Victoria, and how did the informant learn that the cartel was on the verge of identifying the true informant?

The people living in Calgary at the time of the Calgary Drug Bust with connections to Victoria was Erickson Delalcazar, Miguel & Medardo Rivas, Alycia Faithful LeBrun and Leo Beltran (cartel) This group’s main connection in Victoria was Vid Acevedo. The innocent connection to this group was a young girl in Victoria who at the time was close to Vid. A girl who always said that Shirley Zailo was pure evil.

I question the informant’s motive for making friends with members of the Saanich Police Department.

Why she would invite them for coffee, and why she would enter into a relationship with a retired Staff Sergeant a few years after Lindsay’s murder. Is she a brilliant mastermind who calculated every move she made, staying as close as possible to those who would have inside information about the case? I firmly believe that the Saanich Police were blindsided when they learned the identity of the main informant. It’s not important how the information leaked out, what is important is that the RCMP never shared the identity of the main informant with the Saanich Police, and that lack of sharing left the Saanich Police at a major disadvantage in their investigation. So if the RCMP was not sharing with the Saanich Police back then, how can they just change course now and work in sync with the Saanich Police today?

Cops are only human, they share confidential information amongst themselves when they shouldn’t and at times they trust the wrong people. The reality is, they have a high pressure job and there are times when they will make poor choices. Is it any wonder they will sometimes need a cop friend to confide in. Unfortunately this is how leaks happen. I do find it odd that the person who leaked the identity of the main informant has never been held accountable. Just another example of how cops are not held responsible for their actions. Especially something as serious as leaking the identity of the main informant.

The person who leaked the information is not a member of the Saanich Police Department. They couldn’t be of course because the SPD was not even aware of who the main informant was until they learned of the leak many years later. Can you just imagine how a detective would feel learning that the RCMP had kept the identity of the main informant from their department, and that she had been “right under their nose” the entire time, embedding herself into their tight knit community. The anger and whatever they did with that anger should be considered very understandable.

There were some big egos working Lindsay Buziak’s murder investigation,

The cops working this investigation were so sure of themselves, and thought they knew it all. In reality, they lacked the experience necessary to even be working a major homicide investigation. Were any of these cops over the years trained homicide detectives, or were they just generalists. The Saanich Police have 1/10 of the membership that the Vancouver Police force does, and in Vancouver, because there are so many members they gain specialized knowledge in certain areas – whereas in Saanich each member tends to generalize, (they do a little bit of everything). This is explained very well in this podcast with a police officer who worked in both departments for 20 years in each.

Episode 10: Ron Broda, the Flying Motorcyclist • The G-Rant (spotify.com)

In the end egos got the best of them. They chose not to focus on the obvious suspects, were caught up in tunnel vision, then caught in a trap they might have difficulty finding their way out of. This past year the new team of investigators have been retracing their steps, re-interviewing anyone and everyone who may know something about Lindsay’s murder. But in the end will it be enough? Probably not!

If there is a criminal negligence conspiracy, the police will indeed have to have independent evidence of the main informant’s involvement in the crime – if such independent evidence even exists. It will be a difficult task to try and disentangle the identity of the main informant from the prosecution of a criminal negligence conspiracy. In order to prove criminal intent, the prosecution would have to have enough evidence to show that the main informant had a motive to want Lindsay dead, and they would have to do this without identifying her as the main informant. Certainly, this would be a difficult challenge.

Only someone deeply involved in this conspiracy could offer the evidence needed and unless someone flips, we’ll never know.

The players involved in this conspiracy will have little credibility in the courts and that would be another obstacle the Crown prosecution will have to deal with if this case ever goes to trial. It would take a police officer or someone with a lot of inside knowledge of what had gone on to step up and corroborate the facts of the informant’s identity. A key conspirator such as Edgar (Vid) Acevedo) could break this case wide open but as we know that will never happen.

Vid’s loyalty lies with the Delalcazar crime family and their Uncle Cirilo Bautista Lopez, who is very possibly the guy who called the actual hit. Even if the Saanich Police and RCMP are one day able to identify the actual killer by DNA evidence it is highly unlikely that Beltran or whoever, will ever give up any of the conspirators.

There is one person I know who cared deeply for her friend Lindsay.

And she is the one person who may have just enough information that could tips the scales of justice. That’s if she has always known the identity of the main informant and I suspect she had. The Saanich Police went too hard on Lindsay’s friend, and by doing so lost an major opportunity for her to play a role in solving the crime. She voluntarily went to the Saanich Police after Lindsay’s murder, shared her suspicions of the Zailo’s involvement with them. The lead detective on the case, labelled her a suspect, had her followed, and in time scared her into complete silence. And with that came an extreme fear for the Saanich Police.

It’s possible this friend could have unwittingly conveyed information to the conspirators that carried serious consequences, consequences she could never have foreseen, and consequences that may have inadvertently lead to Lindsay’s death. If this young woman had been treated fairly by the Saanich Police she may have opened up and told them everything she knew, but they shut her down before she ever had the chance.

The entire time the Saanich Police had the obvious suspects right under their nose but they chose to ignore the obvious. And they cleared those obvious suspects in late 2009.

The Saanich Police are well aware of the reality of this situation.

The police essentially know the players involved in Lindsay’s murder but their hands are tied to do anything about it – for a number of reasons.  It might also explain the years of inaction on their part, and why they have fought so hard against FOI requests made in the courts by the Capital Daily News. Now the Saanich Police likely find themselves in a predicament with no easy way out. If only an aggressive organized crime investigation team had been in place from the day this crime occurred things could have been so different. But here we are today, no further ahead than the day this heinous crime was committed.

How many agencies have been involved in this investigation? The Saanich Police, RCMP, Victoria Police, FBI, and the Vancouver Island Integrated Homicide Unit. Well. if that’s not enough manpower to solve this crime perhaps it’s time to call it a day. Put the file up on a shelve with all the other unsolved murders and call it a cold case. Stop allowing Lindsay’s family and friends to believe there is hope when all indications say otherwise. 15 years unsolved, no arrests, no charges – nothing!

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