Jeff Buziak, father of 24-year-old Lindsay Buziak murdered 11 years ago in Saanich, will appear on Dr. Phil Friday to discuss the unresolved murder of his daughter in Saanich. The case remains open, but police have not made any arrests yet. (Black Press File)

Father of Saanich murder victim Lindsay Buziak set to appear on Dr. Phil show Friday

Jeff Buziak says he has not seen the show and does not know what to expect

The father of murdered realtor Lindsay Buziak says his appearance on the popular show Dr. Phil is not about him but an opportunity to speak about his daughter and what her case means for the public.

“If Dr. Phil [McGraw, the titular host of the show] makes me look like a complete idiot, I don’t care,” said Jeff Buziak in an interview. “This is not about me. This was a wonderful young woman working.”

He made these comments as the show prepares to air its interview with Buziak, who spent four days in Los Angeles in March, to talk about the unsolved murder of his daughter.

RELATED: Father of murdered realtor Lindsay Buziak to appear on Dr. Phil

RELATED: Her killers walk the street,’ Buziak father still seeks answers

The show airs Friday and its very forum — one of the most popular television shows in North America, if not the world – will likely rekindle public interest in the case. Buziak said he is not sure with whom he will watch the segment, and what it will be like to watch himself speak about his daughter’s murder.

Saanich Police found Lindsay Buziak, a 24-year-old real estate agent, stabbed to death on Feb. 2, 2008 where she was said to be showing an unoccupied Gordon Head home to a well-dressed couple.

The case remains unresolved, with Buziak blaming Saanich Police for this state. Buziak said he has not seen the final piece, but both his comments and the show’s official synopsis suggest that Buziak will continue to lay the blame with Saanich police.

“The message [of Buziak’s murder] is that you can murder in Saanich and get away with it,” he said, adding that women have approached him to tell him that they feel unsafe. Others, he said, have said they plan to move away.

The show’s official synopsis suggests an even larger conspiracy.

“Lindsay’s father, Jeff, says he is willing to die in pursuit of justice for Lindsay, so much so, he says he once had a gang member pull a gun on him and threaten his life,” it reads. “Find out why Jeff says he believes police are covering up who killed his daughter.”

Sgt. Julie Fast said Saanich Police are aware of Buziak’s appearance. “During the production phase of the show, their producers did approach us for a comment, which we provided in writing,” she said. “We played no other role in the show beyond that and have not yet seen it.”

Fast said earlier this year that the investigation remains open and active.

“Members holding primary roles in this case remain in those positions to retain continuity of the investigation and can then triage any new information so that it is adequately resourced and investigated,” Fast said in early February. “We remain fully committed to solving this murder but need the public’s help. Someone knows what happened to Lindsay but has not come forward with their information yet. We ask that now is the time to do so.”

In 2010 Dateline ran a feature on the unsolved Buziak case, a segment which has since re-run several times.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

wolfgang.depner@saanichnews.com

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Victoria Flamenco Festival goes virtual for 2020 event

The show will go online from July 23 to 26

Metchosin bird card project finds its wings

On display at Metchosin ArtPod from July 10 to 12

UVic research team creating virus-resistant washbasins for post-pandemic world

Civil engineer Rishi Gupta hopes basins will be installed in public spaces

Walk for Peace takes a virtual turn for Victoria Hospice

Residents can still register for Gordy Dodd’s 11th annual fundraiser

United Way Greater Victoria launches Hi Neighbour program in Esquimalt

Feedback sought from residents about funding for micro community projects

B.C. accommodators need phone lines to light up as in-province travel given green light

Travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have decimated the tourism and hospitality industries

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

First glimpse of Canada’s true COVID-19 infection rate expected mid-July

At least 105,000 Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus was identified

Annual music event in Comox Valley celebrates online instead

Vancouver Island MusicFest holds virtual celebration set for July 10

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Most Read