Tristan Beaudette: “Murdered in Malibu” | MURDERISH Ep. 142

Aug. 14, 2023

In June 2018, Tristan Beaudette and his brother-in-law Scott McCurdy had left their wives in Orange County to embark on a final camping trip together before Tristan and his wife Erica relocated to the Bay Area. Their home for the night …Malibu Creek State Park, near beautiful Malibu Beach. After a night by the campfire, Beaudette and McCurdy went to their respective tents and settled in for bed. Already asleep inside the separate tents were their most treasured possessions: Scott’s two boys, ages 3 and 5 and Tristan’s daughters, 2 and 4. Sometime after 1 in the morning on June 22, 2018, Scott was awakened by what he thought were fireworks. Then he heard Tristan’s daughters crying. Scott told his boys to stay put while he went to Tristan’s tent to investigate. There, he saw Tristan lying face down in the center of the tent and his daughters huddled together, crying. Tristan’s face was covered in blood.  Given Malibu’s reputation as a safe beach town, nobody believed Tristan’s murder was a random act of violence. The community was shocked after an arrest was made and law enforcement alleged there was a monster in the Malibu Hills killing indiscriminately.  Follow Jami on Instagram & TikTok @JamiOnAir and join the Serial Streamers true crime TV club! Sponsors HelloFresh: Visit and use code 50 MURDERISH for 50% off + free shipping. Rocket Money: Visit to cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your money the easy way. ZocDoc: Visit and download the free app. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. CrimeCon 2023: Visit and use code MURDERISH for 10% off a Standard Badge. Dirty Money Moves: Women in White Collar Crime - Listen on Apple Podcasts TrendVETTERS: Listen on Apple Podcasts Want to advertise on this show? We’ve partnered with Cloud10 Media to handle our advertising requests. If you’re interested in advertising on MURDERISH, send an email to Sahiba Krieger mailto:[email protected] with a copy to mailto:[email protected].  Research & Writing: K. Brant. Visit for more info about the show and Creator/Host, Jami, as well as a list of sources for this episode.  Ad-Free episodes: Visit to join MURDERISH | Behind the Mic and get access to bonus episodes, ad-free episodes, and other cool perks. Listening to this podcast doesn’t make you a murderer, it just means you’re murder..ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.