LASD News

*Statement from Erica Wu*  wife of Victim Tristan Beaudette


Statement from Erica Wu, wife of Victim (Tristan Beaudette):

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the homicide of Tristan Beaudette which occurred in the Malibu Creek State Park on June 22, 2018 at approximately 4:44 a.m. on the 1900 block of Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas.  Detectives have developed valuable information during the course of this investigation and are working closely with investigators from other agencies as follow-up is being conducted. 

Although progress has been made, the motive or suspect information remains unknown and additional information regarding the investigation into this crime is not available for release to the public at this time.

Statement from Erica Wu, wife of Victim (Tristan Beaudette):

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, and the community at large for the outpouring of love and support over the loss of someone who was beloved to so many. Tristan’s passing has been incredibly difficult for me and my family and we continue to grieve over this senseless loss.
 
Tristan was a devoted husband and father whose life revolved around our family, our happiness, and his hopes and dreams for our future. We met when we were teenagers, grew up together, married, and had two amazing and beautiful daughters. In everything that he did, Tristan was kind, selfless, and giving, and had a natural ability to connect with just about anyone. We supported each other as we pursued our careers while balancing what truly mattered most: spending time with our girls and living life to the fullest. I may never understand why our time together was cut short, but we had an incredible journey and I am so grateful for every day I had with him.
 
Tristan rejoiced in sharing his love of the outdoors with the girls and believed that campgrounds were the definition of a sanctuary where people could feel safe and secure. I am so thankful to Supervisor Kuehl, the City of Malibu, and Allergan plc for their contributions to a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s), and encourage anyone with knowledge about the events of that early morning on Friday, June 22 to please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at: (323) 890-5500.”
 
— Erica Wu