Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

The BEST episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

Every episode of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda!

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.

Last Updated: 9/9/2022Network: Investigation Discovery
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Target Practice
star
8.41
22 votes

#1 - Target Practice

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/17/2018

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.

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Follow the Money
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8.38
21 votes

#2 - Follow the Money

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/2018

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.

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Bullet With My Name On It
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8.38
93 votes

#3 - Bullet With My Name On It

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/1/2017

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?

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The Setup
star
8.22
23 votes

#4 - The Setup

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/24/2018

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.

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My First Case
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8.21
56 votes

#5 - My First Case

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/18/2014

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?

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The Case That Haunts Me
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8.21
33 votes

#6 - The Case That Haunts Me

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/13/2019

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

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Shallow Grave
star
8.20
30 votes

#7 - Shallow Grave

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/28/2018

Lt. Joe Kenda and his team investigate the scene of an apparent suicide, only to be forced to flee after discovering the house is booby-trapped; teenagers discover human bones on the outskirts of town.

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Primal Instinct
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8.18
22 votes

#8 - Primal Instinct

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/7/2018

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.

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Nine-Year-Old Hostage
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8.17
30 votes

#9 - Nine-Year-Old Hostage

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/16/2019

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.

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Officer Down
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8.16
89 votes

#10 - Officer Down

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/18/2017

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.

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Fractured Glass
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8.14
35 votes

#11 - Fractured Glass

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/26/2018

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.

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Blood Relative
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8.14
28 votes

#12 - Blood Relative

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/8/2020

After a father is found shot in front of his home, Kenda uncovers a vengeful motive behind a deadly family feud; a church turns into a house of horrors as officers face a life-or-death decision when confronted by a knife-wielding psychopath.

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The End
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8.13
48 votes

#13 - The End

Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/29/2020

The slaying of a young boy has Lt. Joe Kenda facing his most difficult case yet; while confronting his own demons brought forth by this tragic case, the detective makes the most consequential decision of his career.

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Where Is Claudia Jane?
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8.12
51 votes

#14 - Where Is Claudia Jane?

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/1/2017

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.

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Mr. Violence
star
8.10
88 votes

#15 - Mr. Violence

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/11/2012

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.

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Down for the Count
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8.08
48 votes

#16 - Down for the Count

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/9/2019

Hikers stumble onto the brutalized corpse of amateur boxer Johnnie Wilson, hidden beneath a pile of branches. Plagued by false starts and blind alleys, the case finally gains traction when investigators get their hands dirty.

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Murder in a Bottle
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8.07
85 votes

#17 - Murder in a Bottle

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/2013

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.

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Trigger
star
8.07
43 votes

#18 - Trigger

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/18/2019

A sharp-dressed pedestrian is shot in the back for unknown reasons. Chasing a promising lead, Kenda realizes he's barking up the wrong tree. Then when an impromptu argument turns fatal, a suspect's guilt boils down to his skill with deadly weapons.

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Last Call for Murder
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8.06
111 votes

#19 - Last Call for Murder

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2012

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.

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Razor's Edge
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8.06
66 votes

#20 - Razor's Edge

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/2013

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.

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Outlaw
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8.06
107 votes

#21 - Outlaw

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/2/2016

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

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#1 Suspect
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8.05
61 votes

#22 - #1 Suspect

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/21/2014

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.

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Dead Man Falling
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8.05
88 votes

#23 - Dead Man Falling

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/12/2013

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.

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Married to the Job
star
8.04
27 votes

#24 - Married to the Job

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/6/2019

Sgt. Joe Kenda gets an emergency call from his wife, Kathy, while facing off against a barricaded gunman; Kathy overhears gunfire, leading her to grapple with the terrifying realities of being married to a police officer.

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Bump in the Night
star
8.04
55 votes

#25 - Bump in the Night

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/11/2014

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.

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