Authorities in California have established a $30,000 reward for information in their search for the killer of a 35-year-old man camping with his two young children.
According to ABC News, Tristan Beaudette was at the Malibu Creek State Park with his 2- and 4-year-old kids who witnessed his brutal death last month.
The fatal shooting occurred at about 5 a.m. on June 22, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, and no one else was injured in the incident.
Local reports indicate the victim was inside of his tent along with the two young girls. His loved ones have publicly expressed their grief while investigators attempt to identify a suspect.
“The grief and trauma this loss has caused our close-knit family is indescribable,” a family statement revealed.
Beaudette’s family went on to describe him as “universally admired by his friends an family.”
He was a “scientist who loved cooking an microbrews,” the statement added, “and spent every chance he could hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping with his family.”
After marrying “his high school sweetheart,” his family wrote that Beaudette went on to become a “supportive and generous husband, a full partner in every sense of the word” and found “true joy in all aspects of being a father.”
Authorities are asking anyone with information that could lead them to the victim’s killer to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide department by calling 323-890-5500.
As of the latest reports available, investigators had not determined a motive for the attack.
[Featured image: Tristan Beaudette/family]