Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

The WORST episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

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

#1 - Death Comes Knocking

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/26/2014

Ernestine Addison and her son Bobby are gunned down in cold blood. A tipster points Lt. Joe Kenda towards a shadowy figure spotted fleeing the scene, but the case heats up when he receives word that the killer's murderous rampage isn't over just yet.

Eyes Wide Shut
117 votes

#2 - Eyes Wide Shut

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/19/2014

A park ranger discovers the corpse of amateur boxer Corey Edge floating in a shallow creek. Lt. Joe Kenda investigates a rogue's gallery of hustlers, thugs and career criminals. Kenda realizes the real killers have been hiding in plain sight.

Bad Things Come in Threes
105 votes

#3 - Bad Things Come in Threes

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/2/2014

When two young mothers are gunned down behind a crowded bar, Kenda has to first determine who was the intended target. But the case takes a bizarre turn when he learns of a third young woman who was recently murdered under eerily similar circumstances.

Loose Cannon
112 votes

#4 - Loose Cannon

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/29/2015

A shooter on a rampage leaves a 24 year old woman dead, and her two year-old child clinging to life. Investigators pursue a convoluted trail that ultimately leads Lt. Joe Kenda face to face with a cold-blooded killer.

After School Special
66 votes

#5 - After School Special

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

Beloved teacher Barbara Lewis is poisoned in her classroom; as doctors fight to save her life, Lt. Joe Kenda and his team delve into her personal affairs looking for clues, but the biggest revelation comes from the poison itself.

Eye of the Beholder
116 votes

#6 - Eye of the Beholder

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/25/2015

Kenda encounters one of the most horrendous crime scenes of his career, and he's lead to the most unexpected of killers. Then, a young soldier dies from a bullet to the neck from an apparent suicide, but the case soon spins in a whole new direction.

Poker Face
74 votes

#7 - Poker Face

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/2014

The corpse of Jamie Foster is found hidden under a blanket. But when Lt. Joe Kenda digs deeper, he discovers that Foster's business put him in close quarters with a host of unsavory characters.

The Monster Awakes
69 votes

#8 - The Monster Awakes

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/8/2017

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...

No Good Deed
35 votes

#9 - No Good Deed

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/25/2019

After a man is gunned down in the middle of the street, Joe Kenda must piece together a puzzle of conflicting stories and dead ends; a bloody body is discovered in a popular mall, and Kenda must make sense of the gruesome and mysterious scene.

Into Thin Air
285 votes

#10 - Into Thin Air

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/25/2011

Twenty four year old Lorraine Laribo is dropped off at a bar by her sister's boyfriend, Anthony. It's the last time anyone would ever see her alive again. Detective Kenda must use his formidable interrogation skills to find her killer.

Friends Like This
26 votes

#11 - Friends Like This

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/2/2019

A young man is gunned down outside his home after helping friends move apartments; Sgt. Joe Kenda and Detective John Anderson must determine whether the killer was a complete stranger, a gang member or a jealous lover.

I Will Hunt You Down
57 votes

#12 - I Will Hunt You Down

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/17/2018

Lt. Joe Kenda and his Fugitive Unit search for two escaped inmates in Colorado Springs, Colo.; police break up a domestic dispute and find a body in the bedroom.

Raise the Dead
94 votes

#13 - Raise the Dead

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/6/2017

When 71-year-old Orville Head passes away, no one questions the death of an elderly man with health problems, then a tip comes in suggesting foul play, and Lt. Joe Kenda must exhume the deceased man's body to reveal the truth.

My Tortured Soul
74 votes

#14 - My Tortured Soul

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/3/2016

A decomposed body is found in a remote portion of Cheyenne Cañon Park. Kenda and his team search for the killer before the case goes cold, only to find another murder case on their hands. Kenda must find the connection to these cases before he loses his chances of finding his killer and allowing his soul to be tortured by allowing a case to go cold.

To the Death
31 votes

#15 - To the Death

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/4/2019

After two young men are found shot in an apartment hallway, Lt. Joe Kenda must rely on his inner lie detector to figure out which victim is being deceptive; police investigate a murder in broad daylight and nearly get killed themselves.

Pop Goes the Witness
79 votes

#16 - Pop Goes the Witness

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/3/2015

When the lifeless body of Willie McCarty is found at the base of a staircase, neighbors direct Kenda to a mysterious truck spotted fleeing the scene. Then... Kenda must solve a bizarre case of poisoning at a busy downtown hospital.

46 votes

#17 - Standoff

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/16/2019

An unhinged divorcee with a score to settle initiates an armed standoff from the cramped confines of his trailer park. Then a disabled man is killed on the job, but Kenda's case hits a roadblock when forensic evidence is scrubbed from the scene.

Powder Keg
149 votes

#18 - Powder Keg

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/7/2016

A barrio birthday party is marred by violence and murder, and an unwritten code of silence may stop Kenda from bringing the killer to justice.

Sex, Lies, and Surveillance Tape
81 votes

#19 - Sex, Lies, and Surveillance Tape

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/18/2017

A confrontation between enemies turns deadly, and Lt. Joe Kenda's best hope for answers lies with a grainy, dubbed-over surveillance tape; an elderly man fights for his life after a suspicious slip-and-fall.

Dead Weight
119 votes

#20 - Dead Weight

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/8/2015

A seemingly random attack leaves Mary Moebus dead. But when Lt Joe Kenda uncovers a cache of new evidence, he realizes someone's been lying. Then, a cryptic note leads Kenda to a luxurious bachelor pad with a bedroom soaked in blood.

Six Feet Under
164 votes

#21 - Six Feet Under

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/1/2011

Detective Kenda finds the body of a bruised and battered young woman named Vicki Ross; strangled and left in the backseat of her own car. Kenda must sort through the endless suspicious characters in Vicki's past to find the elusive truth.

My Case to Solve
66 votes

#22 - My Case to Solve

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/18/2016

A jealous vendetta leaves a popular DJ dead, and his killer has dropped off the map. As a newly promoted supervisor, Sgt. Joe Kenda gambles his career on a risky strategy to bring his prime suspect to justice.

Animal Nature
31 votes

#23 - Animal Nature

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/15/2020

After a young woman is found murdered on the steps of a trailer, Joe Kenda and the homicide team must track down the vile perpetrators responsible for a string of cold-blooded murders.

Gut Instinct
54 votes

#24 - Gut Instinct

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/24/2018

When a soon-to-be grandmother fails to come home from work, her daughter knows something terrible must have happened and reports her missing; as the investigation unfolds, Lt. Joe Kenda realizes he could be dealing with a fledgling serial killer.

Too Young to Die
82 votes

#25 - Too Young to Die

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/10/2015

An ambush at a hamburger stand leaves a 16-year old dead. Lt. Joe Kenda must cut through rumor and innuendo in order to zero in on his prime suspect. But before he can catch the killer, a surprise witness blows the case wide open.

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