The BEST Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Network: Investigation Discovery
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.
#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?
#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.
#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...
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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?
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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...
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Outlaw
Season 6 - Episode 10
A gunfight at a biker bar that left two dead is investigated.
#17 - Tighten the Screws
Season 6 - Episode 7
The death of an Iraq War veteran is investigated.
#18 - #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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Dead Man Walking
Season 6 - Episode 12
The execution-style murder of a man who had recently been kidnapped is investigated.
#22 - 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.
#23 - Fractured Glass
Season 8 - Episode 5
When affable ladies' man Michael Tittemore is gunned down in the dead of night, Lt. Joe Kenda sets his sights on the roommates who were present during the murder; then, a revelation turns his attention to a far more nefarious band of suspects.
#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.
#25 - Metal on Metal
Season 6 - Episode 14
The shooting death of a star athlete just weeks before starting college is investigated.