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On June 22, 2018, 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is brutally murdered in front of his two young daughters while camping in idyllic Malibu Creek State Park. The killing stuns the tight-knit, privileged community of Malibu. 

More stunning? The fact that the cops anticipated the attack, but didn’t move to stop it. And the culprit they identify insists he’s being framed. 

New episodes on Tuesdays.

Hosted by Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) and produced by Western Sound and Pushkin Industries.

Show artwork: Hot Panorama, 2021, copyright Francesca Gabbiani.

Follow us @losthillspod on Twitter and Instagram for a deeper dive into our investigation.

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Lost Hills Trailer

Lost Hills Trailer

2021-03-0202:378

Lost Hills, reported, written and hosted by Dana Goodyear. Coming March 16th from Western Sound and Pushkin Industries Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
After Tristan Beaudette’s murder, other victims come forward telling similar tales. . . of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and at moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4AM. The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then they arrest a drifter: 42-year-old Anthony Rauda, who lives under a tarp behind the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Is he the killer, or a scapegoat? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
A devastating fire rips through Malibu, burning Anthony Rauda’s campsite, Malibu Creek State Park, and any evidence the cops might have missed. Rauda appears in court, and a tentative link is established between him and the murder. Meanwhile, Cece Woods, a popular Malibu blogger, casts doubt on the case against Rauda as she crusades against the Lost Hills station — why didn’t the authorities warn the public before someone died? She smells a coverup. Footage of the Henry Stern Town Hall meeting provided by KBUU-FM Malibu. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 3: Lost

Episode 3: Lost

2021-03-2352:3020

Three months after his arrest, Anthony Rauda is charged with the murder of Tristan Beaudette, all the other shootings, as well as a series of strange burglaries involving junk food from commercial buildings around the periphery of the park. He pleads not guilty. Erica Wu, Tristan Beaudette’s widow, opens up about her husband, and files a $90 million dollar lawsuit against the county, the state parks system, and the sheriff’s department for failing to warn the public about the danger in the park. In an election upset, Alex Villanueva, Cece Woods’s candidate, becomes the new sheriff of LA County, and Cece hopes he’ll bring change to Lost Hills. Meanwhile, new information emerges about the cops involved in the Rauda investigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The cops went from saying that they couldn’t connect the crimes to saying that one person, Anthony Rauda, had done them all. Is that even possible? When officials at California State Parks refuse to answer questions, a hiker in Malibu Creek State Park reveals the location of Rauda’s camp. And Jimmy Rogers, victim of Near MIss #1, describes being awakened just before dawn by an explosion . . . aimed at his head. He says the cops told him vital information about the so-called missing shotgun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 5: Krazy Horse

Episode 5: Krazy Horse

2021-04-0644:2413

Who is Anthony Rauda? He’s more than a drifter. He’s an aspiring musician and a writer, with a long history of mental-health struggles and an extensive criminal record. He's a committed survivalist, attempting to live completely off the grid and without assistance. He’s been arrested repeatedly with antique firearms and gunpowder. And he hates the Lost Hills cops. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Lost Hills Station is embroiled in scandal. But the new captain is determined to set the story straight. He says there were major errors in the investigation, and points a finger at two respected Lost Hills detectives: Sgt. Tui Wright and Lt. James Royal. Ian Kincaid, a shooting victim, describes overhearing a private conversation at Lost Hills Station. As her relationship with Sheriff Villanueva deepens, Cece Woods feels her power in Malibu grow.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 7: Morning Light

Episode 7: Morning Light

2021-04-2039:269

As the judge questions Anthony Rauda’s competency to stand trial, the prosecutor lays out her case. There’s still no weapon for the first five shootings, and no clear motive. But a look at Rauda’s writing reveals a secret connection to the crime. And a close examination of a photograph taken by a citizen investigator at Rauda’s camp gives rise to a stunning discovery: potentially critical evidence that law enforcement overlooked.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Episode 8: East of Eden

Episode 8: East of Eden

2021-04-2750:417

Two hikers who stumbled on Rauda’s camp before the Beaudette murder lament a missed opportunity to stop the crime before it happened. Sgt. Wright and Lt. Royal file whistleblower lawsuits against the sheriff’s department, and Sgt. Wright shares damaging information. Erica Wu prepares to move, and, after nearly three years, scatters some of Tristan Beaudette’s ashes. With Anthony Rauda in custody, will peace return to Malibu? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Comments (41)

deb

Great podcast! Can't wait for season #2...

May 3rd
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Br0wnie

Based on evidence the reporter has provided there is no reason for him to be charged with these shootings/murder. The mask, camo color, weapon, etc are all things a survivalist would require to successfully live in the wild and mask and hide their presence from predators and a weapon to help. This reporter definitively approaches this story with her bias as to what she considers and defines as "homeless".

Apr 26th
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Br0wnie

I highly recommend this podcast series for all #TrueCrime #UnsolvedMysteries #California #Malibu #SerialShooter

Apr 26th
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Johnny Utah

The dude better stick to his day job, oh wait, he doesn't have a day job. His music sucks, like his attitude. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time and if you threaten to kill law enforcement, you are now a target.

Apr 21st
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Stephanie McCugh

After listening to season 3 of Hell and Gone about Mitrice Richardson and the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, I have my doubts about the competence of the entire sheriff's dept and their investigation, etc.

Apr 19th
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Alissa Maxwell

How has there not been one mention of Mitrice Richardson? #justiceformitrice

Apr 15th
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mark canty

The thing about Pushkin podcasts is that they make what is really two episodes of content into 8 episodes of podcast.

Apr 14th
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Priscilla Carey

so much filler and ads.

Apr 13th
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DrRayTay

It really sounds like Cece Woods and Captain Bocera are unhinged. It’s very telling that he’s in her pocket and that he’s likeminded with dirty cops. He’s clearly dragging you along to screw with your head and to waste your time.

Apr 13th
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Greg Ganjon II

more and more ads

Apr 13th
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N Me

I think you're on to something with the Lost Hills PD. Cops take shit personal everyday, guaranteed. Pull on that thread, carefully.

Apr 6th
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Raymond

k

Apr 6th
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😀😁😂🤣😃😄🤔🤔🤔

Wow, this was a stupid episode.

Apr 1st
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😀😁😂🤣😃😄🤔🤔🤔

If it isn't the alleged suspect's father singing why is it even in the podcast? It isn't relevant.

Mar 31st
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Kelly Ann White

By the end of the 1st episode, I'm hooked.

Mar 31st
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Zombie lover

new late night binging showwwww

Mar 31st
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lil john

Back in 1997-98 my brother and I work at the Salvation Army summer camp near there. Behind Malibu state park. We would hike to the rock pools to go swimming. My brother took my friend and I to the site where they film MASH. Some of the props are still there..wow what a trippped that someone got murder there..

Mar 30th
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SleepyCat

Disassociation is the brain's way of protecting us during periods of stress and anxiety. It's a surreal state to be in, almost observing oneself from a distance. This must have been unbelievably painful for Erica to process. My heart goes out to her, the children and family and friends. This was a really tough listen💔

Mar 29th
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SleepyCat

Bet P45 was laughing his ass off!😅🔥

Mar 29th
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SleepyCat

How does anyone cope in that situation, particularly children?? Good god - how could anyone be so reckless, callous and cruel? I've given up trying to understand humans😧

Mar 29th
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