Malibu Creek State Park Shootings Reward Reaches $15,000: Could Investigators Be At A Dead End?

L.A. County Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, approved a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings and the death of Tristan Beaudette. Along with $5000 approved by Malibu City Council on July 9th, the total reward is now up $15,000.

With the timing of County stepping up with the reward, and limited to no information being released by investigators, this brings us to question… have investigators run out of leads? Could they be at a dead end?

Shortly after the murder, we heard rumblings of a description from sources and flyers being distributed by homicide detectives, the latter confirmed by L.A. Sheriffs Department, and was cancelled at the last minute. Rumors of additional sweeps of the area and another scheduled flyer handout to take place are on the table with no real dates confirmed, leading us to believe the monetary incentive being offered by the County was an essential move to assist investigators in bringing in more clues to catch the killer and/or persons responsible for the shootings terrorizing the area.

Area map of the campground where Tristan Beaudette was killed June 22, 2018. The campgrounds remain closed.
Witnesses posted about reports of two new shootings last on social media.

Two additional shooting incidents in the general vicinity and a suspicious fire in front of a trail leading to the campgrounds have left residents in Monte Nido and commuters through Malibu Canyon/Las Virgenes Rd. in a state of constant fear as the shooter or shooters have widened their timeframe for committing the crimes. What used to be a window of approximately 3 a.m. to sunrise is now closer to 10 p.m. to sunrise.

Commuters should be warned to use extreme caution traveling through that canyon after dark.

“The Sheriffs are turning traffic around at Piuma and Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Rd. Highly armed, including search dogs. Someone had called RE: shooter. That is the helicopter activity you can now hear. Shut and lock doors and windows, neighbors. Good night.” – Monte Nido resident post on social media



Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over one million hits across her social media platforms.

Since 2020, Woods was the only journalist reporting on the on-going public corruption involving former L.A. Metro CEO Phil Washington. Woods worked with Political Corruption expert Adam Loew, DC Watchdog organizations and leaders in the Capitol exposing Washington which ultimately led to the withdrawal of his nomination to head the FAA.

Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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