The BEST Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019

Homicide Hunter is a non-fiction investigative series of murder cases told through the personal experience of retired detective, Lieutenant Joe Kenda. With his personal interviews and compelling storytelling style, Kenda captivates us with the details of a different investigation each week, beginning from when he got the homicide call to when the case was closed. Unlike many true-crime shows, this series delivers the realities of the emotional and psychological effects of a murder on the investigator. Set in Colorado, a state known for its suburban lifestyle, these murders are all the more compelling because they are stories of homicide that can happen to anybody.

Bullet With My Name On It

#1 - Bullet With My Name On It

Season 6 - Episode 15

In his first year on the force, rookie patrol officer Joe Kenda quickly learns the ropes. But when he tries to singlehandedly stop a brawling mob, he finds himself facing down gunfire. Can Kenda help detectives catch the man who nearly killed him?

star 8.40
84 votes
Target Practice

#2 - Target Practice

Season 8 - Episode 8

The murder of a young father stuns his close-knit community, but the investigation reveals a neighborly dispute turned deadly; when a house is besieged by mysterious gunfire, Kenda enlists a team of specialists to trace the bullets' origin.

star 8.27
15 votes
The Case That Haunts Me

#3 - The Case That Haunts Me

Season 8 - Episode 20

Joe Kenda digs into the case of a naked woman who is found in the mountains...

star 8.24
25 votes
My First Case

#4 - My First Case

Season 4 - Episode 13

In his first case with the homicide unit, rookie burglary detective Joe Kenda volunteers to work a bloody multi-victim shooting deemed "unsolvable" by the veterans. But has the ambitious young investigator bitten off more than he can chew?

star 8.18
51 votes
Down for the Count

#5 - Down for the Count

Season 9 - Episode 6

Hikers stumble across a body.

star 8.17
23 votes
Officer Down

#6 - Officer Down

Season 6 - Episode 18

Sgt. Joe Kenda is faced with his worst nightmare when he learns a friend and fellow officer, Mark Dabling, has been killed in the line of duty. Police conduct an all-out manhunt and discover the gunman is even more dangerous than they'd thought.

star 8.14
81 votes
Follow the Money

#7 - Follow the Money

Season 8 - Episode 11

The body of a 72-year-old man is found in junkyard, stabbed 13 times and wearing nothing but his underwear and dentures. When investigators discover a trail of purchases made with the victim's credit card, they hope it will lead them to the killer.

star 8.13
16 votes
The Setup

#8 - The Setup

Season 8 - Episode 9

Hardworking family man Douglas Warren stumbles into a downtown bar with a gunshot wound to the neck and bleeds out on the floor. To catch the killer, Kenda must conduct a risky sting operation and launch an interstate manhunt.

star 8.12
17 votes
Mr. Violence

#9 - Mr. Violence

Season 2 - Episode 10

29-year-old Chris Devoy is shot in cold blood outside a neighborhood bar. Faced with a trio of suspects, Kenda trusts his gut and makes a controversial decision. The case hits a dead end, but Kenda gets an unexpected tip that proves his instincts right.

star 8.11
80 votes
The Monster Awakens

#10 - The Monster Awakens

Season 6 - Episode 21

After Julie Smith reports a sexual assault, Lt. Kenda, the Major Crimes Unit's sex crimes division, of which he is in charge, connect her attack to others that have been reported in the last four months on the east side of Colorado Springs, due to his unusual modus operandi. Now the hunt is on to find the serial rapist before he attacks another woman. There is one more attempted sexual assault and with the woman's description and a patrol officer's recollection of a recent crime with a matching part of the attacker's M.O., Kenda and the team are able to identify their...

star 8.11
38 votes
Where Is Claudia Jane?

#11 - Where Is Claudia Jane?

Season 7 - Episode 10

After a 15-year old girl goes missing, Lt. Joe Kenda investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her disappearance; a family man is shot dead on his neighbor's doorstep.

star 8.08
48 votes
Primal Instinct

#12 - Primal Instinct

Season 8 - Episode 10

When a drunken dispute at a biker bar turns deadly, Kenda launches a manhunt for a pair of suspects who fled with a small boy in tow. Then a man is murdered in an onslaught of high caliber gunfire, but an unexpected break turns the case on its head.

star 8.06
16 votes
The Invisible Hand of Death

#13 - The Invisible Hand of Death

Season 8 - Episode 14

Two teenagers stumble upon a woman engulfed in flames, leaving detectives to wonder who was capable of this magnitude of cruelty; when a college student is strangled in his home, Lt. Joe Kenda must figure out which of his roommates is lying.

star 8.05
21 votes
Nine-Year-Old Hostage

#14 - Nine-Year-Old Hostage

Season 8 - Episode 15

A hostage situation puts Sgt. Joe Kenda and his team to the test, as they try to save a family without getting shot themselves; a neighbor discovers two teenagers who apparently entered into a suicide pact; however, one of them has multiple injuries.

star 8.04
24 votes
Last Call for Murder

#15 - Last Call for Murder

Season 2 - Episode 3

Five people are murdered in a cold-blooded robbery at a shopping center, and much of the evidence is lost in a fire. But a fuzzy image from a newly installed surveillance camera leads Kenda on an exhaustive search that ends in a shocking confrontation.

star 8.04
101 votes
Murder in a Bottle

#16 - Murder in a Bottle

Season 3 - Episode 5

Eric Houston is found stabbed to death in a seedy motel, but the ensuing investigation is stymied by a long list of suspects. Lt. Joe Kenda refuses to let the case run cold, and deploys a groundbreaking new technology to catch the killer.

star 8.04
77 votes
Bump in the Night

#17 - Bump in the Night

Season 4 - Episode 12

When a pilot is found dead in her trailer, police are stumped; until Lt Joe Kenda finds a startling connection between the victim and her killer. Then, Kenda is called to a bloody shooting, only to discover that the murder victim is an old family friend.

star 8.02
50 votes

#18 - Outlaw

Season 6 - Episode 10

A gunfight at a biker bar that left two dead is investigated.

star 8.02
102 votes
Tighten the Screws

#19 - Tighten the Screws

Season 6 - Episode 7

The death of an Iraq War veteran is investigated.

star 8.02
112 votes
#1 Suspect

#20 - #1 Suspect

Season 4 - Episode 9

When a mother is killed, Lt Joe Kenda wonders if it’s a robbery gone wrong, until a slew of hateful messages surface. Then, patrols discover a body on a roadway after an evident hit-and-run, but the victim’s true cause of death turns the case on its head.

star 8.02
57 votes
Razor's Edge

#21 - Razor's Edge

Season 3 - Episode 12

When police find 24-year-old Patrick Ray with a gunshot to the temple, the scene has all the telltale signs of suicide. But Lt. Joe Kenda’s instinct says otherwise. When Kenda he digs deeper, he uncovers a murder mystery as shocking as it is tragic.

star 8.02
60 votes
Dead Man Walking

#22 - Dead Man Walking

Season 6 - Episode 12

The execution-style murder of a man who had recently been kidnapped is investigated.

star 8.00
90 votes
One to the Heart

#23 - One to the Heart

Season 7 - Episode 21

A budding teen romance ends when the young man is shot dead on their first date leaving a startled girl as the key to the case. Then: A man is dead, his young wife has fled, and Kenda must figure out if she was present for his suicide or his murder.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Master Key

#24 - The Master Key

Season 4 - Episode 8

When a pregnant mother and her young sons are brutally slain, pressure mounts for the CSPD to catch the monster who did it. After a city-wide manhunt, Kenda begins to tighten the noose on a prime suspect, but what happens next will shock him to his core.

star 7.99
70 votes
Dead Man Falling

#25 - Dead Man Falling

Season 3 - Episode 7

When a family of four is brutally murdered, it sends a shockwave of fear through Colorado Springs. Police believe they have a spree killer on their hands, until Lt. Joe Kenda discovers a gruesome connection between the perpetrator and his victims.

star 7.98
80 votes