The Los Angeles Police Department is still puzzled by the killing last month of prominent Los Angeles attorney, Jeffrey Tidus, and if the theory that crimes that are not solved in the first 48 hours are either never solved, or take many years to crack holds true, then Tidus' friends and families will not soon be provided with an answer as to who could have wanted to kill the popular and successful attorney.
The killing of Tidus took place in front of his house last month. There were no witnesses, and, at first, police did not even know whether his death resulted from homicide or some other cause, including possibly suicide. However, it is now generally believed that Tidus was, in fact, killed.
Investigators are examining all of Tidus' recent legal cases to determine if anything occurred in those cases, or someone was adverse to Tidus to such an extreme degree, that it could have lead to the violent end to Tidus' life.
One would think that a criminal defense attorney would be the type of attorney most prone to being the victim of violence, but that is not necessarily the case. Civil litigation attorneys may "only" be dealing with money, but many of their cases turn out to be very bitter, and wind up affecting the lives of individuals. Adverse results in a civil litigation matter can generate consequences that range from being humiliated to having to file bankruptcy, or even losing ones livelihood, house, or family.
At this point, it could be anyone's guess as to who, if anyone, could have felt so strongly about something that happened in a case in which Tidus was involved that he would have wanted to resort to such brutal violence. However, the police would like to know, and, if there is anyone out there with any leads they should contact the Los Angeles Police Department without delay.