‘Lost Hills’ podcast investigates murder of a man camping in Malibu and how police responded

“Lost Hills” is a new podcast investigating the 2018 murder of Tristan Beaudette and other mysterious shootings around Malibu State Park. Photo courtesy of “Lost Hills” podcast.

In the mountains above Malibu in June 2018, Tristan Beaudette was shot and killed in the middle of the night. He was asleep in his tent next to his two young daughters while they were camping in Malibu Creek State Park. His murder followed six other mysterious shootings in and near the park. Everyone else survived, and one other person had non-serious injuries. 

The shootings terrified this California community. Police ultimately arrested and charged a homeless man who lived in those mountains. He’s still awaiting trial. 

Now a new podcast called “Lost Hills” investigates the murder and the other shootings. It looks at why the Sheriff's Department took so long to warn the public there was a shooter on the loose.

Credits

Guest:
Dana Goodyear - staff writer at the New Yorker, host of the podcast “Lost Hills” - @newyorker

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Angie Perrin, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Bennett Purser