Scientist's Colleagues Claim He 'Didn't Act Like Anything Was Wrong' Before Murder

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Jun. 25 2018, Updated 8:23 p.m. ET

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Friends, family and colleagues of slain scientist Tristan Beaudette are mourning his loss after the father was senselessly gunned down while camping with his two young daughters in a California park.

“He didn't act like anything was wrong,” Corine Ghosn, a senior scientist and Beaudette’s colleague at the pharmaceutical company Allergen, told Radar. “He was a very happy guy, and he was excited to start his new job. He was a great guy to work with"

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As Radar reported, police are still trying to track down a suspect and figure out a motive in the mysterious murder of the 35-year-old scientist, who was shot dead in a tent just before 5 a.m. on June 22 at Malibu Creek State Park, 30 miles west of Beverly Hills, while his girls, ages 2 and 4, slept beside him.

Allergen spokeswoman Amy Rose told Radar Beaudette’s family is “devastated.”

“It is rare that we lose a friend and colleague, especially in an event that was senseless and difficult to understand,” Allergen released in a statement about the “talented” scientist “who was admired by all who knew him.”

“Please know that we are working closely with Tristan’s wife and family to provide them with the support they need during this very challenging time.”

According to a GoFundMe set up by friends and family, Beaudette and his doctor wife, Erica Wu, were preparing to move to the Bay area with their kids to begin new jobs.

Erica was reportedly not on the overnight camping excursion because she was home studying for an exam.

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“They were about to embark on a new chapter in their lives. And then it was all taken away, by a fatal gunshot in the middle of the night, in front of his two young daughters,” noted the GoFundMe. “Not a second goes by that we aren’t grappling with the senselessness of this crime.”

If you or anyone you know might have any information on Tristan Beaudette’s murder, please contact the LA County Sherriff at 323-890-5500.

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