Realtor’s murder not work-related: Cops
Victoria Police are saying there’s no evidence a murdered 24-year-old real estate agent was lured by someone posing as a prospective buyer to the home where her body was found.
Lindsay Buziak’s body was found Saturday in the upscale Victoria suburb of Gordon Head. Victoria Police Const. Brad Brajich said investigators are treating her death as a homicide but don’t believe her murder was connected with her work.
This is contrary to the speculations of friends, family and colleagues, who said it sounds like someone called Buziak to show the vacant house and then killed her.
Brian Naphtali, president of the Real Estate Board Of Greater Vancouver, said he recommends realtors follow their gut when meeting clients in empty homes and cancel appointments or pair up if they feel uneasy.
"Realtors are really independent business people and I don’t know that regulations would be practical or have any enforceability," he said.
A Surrey real-estate agent was bound, gagged and robbed after being lured to a home in October. In 2003, a Vancouver real-estate agent was also tied up and robbed.