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.
Season 9 – Episode 20
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.
The episode was rated from 34 votes.
#2 – 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?
The episode was rated from 85 votes.
#3 – 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.
The episode was rated from 15 votes.
#4 – 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…
The episode was rated from 28 votes.
#5 – Blood Relative
Season 9 – Episode 17
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.
The episode was rated from 20 votes.
#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?
The episode was rated from 51 votes.
#7 – 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.
The episode was rated from 18 votes.
#8 – Trigger
Season 9 – Episode 4
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.
The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#9 – 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.
The episode was rated from 82 votes.
#10 – 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.
The episode was rated from 16 votes.