Mystery Surrounds Malibu Creek State Park Shooting Death Of Tristan Beaudette, 35

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  1. snowleopard

    snowleopard Well-Known Member

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    If there are entry bullet holes in the tent, that would certainly rule out anyone having a family connection, who would risk the children?
     
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  2. Hatfield

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    JMO
    After learning about the other shootings at the vehicles and this one I am leaning more towards a possible serial killer.

    Could be the same person that was shooting at vehicles and has escalated into full blown murder now.

    The early morning hours of this shooting is really bizarre. From the video that shows the tent and listening to the reporting it sounds like he was shot from someone who was outside the tent and the victim was inside the tent. That tells me the person on the outside may have seen him stand up in silouhette and just shot him.

    Thinking more now that this may be a crazy random serial killer on the loose. JMO of course.

    Man Fatally Shot in Malibu Creek State Park Identified
     
  3. Oregonmama

    Oregonmama Well-Known Member

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    I think this crime hits close to home, JMO
     
  4. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    Randall Lee Smith killed two people on the Appalachian Trail, was sent to prison, and after release again attempted to murder two men who were camping and fishing. When he was found after the attempted murder there were some clues he'd maybe murdered someone else but I don't think any other victims were found/identified.

    Obviously not him, but maybe something similar is happening in this park?

    Wiki: Randall Lee Smith - Wikipedia

    Excellent longform if you've got the time...
    Murder on the Appalachian Trail:
    The Grisly Double Homicide that Haunts the Appalachian Trail
     
  5. snapdragon

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    Whoa! That's new info. Prior reports say he was shot "in" the tent while sleeping. I can't imagine random shots from outside, perhaps a distance away as some witnesses have said, fatally wounding a prone adult sleeper in the upper torso, and not touching his two kids. That seems almost impossible to me.
     
  6. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    Shooting Death Of Man In Malibu Creek State Park Now A Murder Investigation

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department requested information related to the murder of Tristan Beaudette, who was shot and killed on June 22 while camping with his two daughters in Malibu Creek State Park near the 1900 block of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, according to a Sheriff’s Department statement.

    Beaudette was shot once in the upper chest, according to homicide detectives. No one else was injured, and no arrests have been reported. A motive for the shooting is unknown.

     
  7. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    And the guy sleeping in his hammock. Both shot at with a shotgun from 20 feet away. I wonder what type of weapon was used on Monday and Fridays incidents?
     
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    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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  9. Gardenista

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    Wow, sounds totally random. Very scary.

    Sheriffs confirm there was another shooting in the area around the same time Monday morning when a man's car was hit with a gunshot.
     
  10. Gardenista

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    Or that kid in Florida who was targeting random people.
     
  11. Amonet

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    A random shooting would explain why LE have said they don't yet have a suspect?
     
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    It should be unlikely that someone who murdered TB would return and shoot again in same area two days later. This is so bizarre.

    There's also the mind frame of a killer who actually unzips and enters tent.

    Also, unless TB was sleeping on his back, it would be difficult to shoot him in upper chest if he were lying down.

    Hope we learn more about details like position and whether the two holes in tent are bullet holes.

    It seems like if killer were crazed on PCP or meth he'd have been somewhere around immediately after and been found?
     
  13. snapdragon

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    I believe it will be pretty straightforward for forensics to tell the angle and trajectory. They should be able to know how far away the shooter was, and general position. A single fatal bullet to the chest in a sleeping man doesn't sound as if it randomly came from gunfire blindly outside the tent.
     
  14. Christineisfab

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    This article is so weird because it mentions a "second shooting" but doesn't mention when, involving who, etc. In the middle of the story it suggests it was the same day, but then alllll the way at the bottom, it says:

    "The campgrounds are closed after two shootings in the last five days."

    Are they burying the lede here or what?
     
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  15. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    Apparently (excluding tent cities and homeless camps) tent shootings/murder are rare, and they don't seem to follow any kind of pattern.

    I've been googling and so far I've found:

    Father shot two daughters, then self
    Couple murdered inside their tent, homicide, method undisclosed, still unsolved

    More common causes of tent death include fire, bears, drugs, weather, and trees.

    And:
    Kravchenko convicted of Perth's Last Duel Park death

    The ASF then states Kravchenko, upon seeing the officers enter his home, started emptying his pockets and stated: “Well, uh, more or less, I was the one who did it. I was pretty drunk and high and out of my mind … I stabbed Jake … at Last Duel Park.​

    ..early on the morning of Aug. 7, “having consumed a large quantity of alcohol and drugs, he (Kravchenko) and his girlfriend had gotten into a fight. To cool off, he’d ridden around on his bike and then he went to the park to walk around. This is when he saw Laverdure who was outside his tent adjusting a tarp. He then saw him re-enter the tent. He went there to confront Laverdure … (because) he wanted to scare him but he never intended to kill him.”

    Kohls said that Laverdure lived “a high risk lifestyle.” Laverdure also had a criminal record, and had served time in prison.​
     
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  16. fraudqueen

    fraudqueen Senior Highway Safety Specialist/Fraud Detection

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    I wonder if was sleeping between the children or on one side of the tent.
     
  17. Gardenista

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    If you count Friday and today, it's been 5 days. Maybe that's what they meant?
     
  18. snapdragon

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    I think it's been closed since Friday (the shooting) so I would think the shooting into the car was a week ago Monday.

    Edited Friday to Monday
     
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  19. SuziQ

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    The Monday shooting was the Monday before Tristen was shot.
     
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  20. Christineisfab

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    True, I think you're right. Still no explanation of the other shooting though....


    Please forgive me if I'm totally confused but wasn't that car shooting a year ago?
     
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