Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Best Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - Season 2

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E4

#10 - The Spy Who Killed Me (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Housewife Elsie Jennes is found dead in the basement of her burning home. Lt Joe Kenda has no leads until Elsie's son, William, turns up in a police station over 50 miles away, equipped with a suitcase, a pet yellow labrador, and a bizarre story to tell.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 98 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E1

#9 - I Now Pronounce You Dead (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Mother of three Dianne Hood is shot to death by a masked gunman on her way home from a Lupus support meeting. Police initially assume it's a robbery, but Lt. Joe Kenda uncovers a sordid web of lust and greed, revealing a killer no one ever expected.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 125 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E6

#8 - Drive Thru Murder (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Hard-working fast food manager Missy Berry is found dead in an idling car at a deserted intersection. Kenda discovers suspects from Missy's past who may have wanted her dead. But a surprise twist in the investigation leads him into uncharted territory.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 98 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E5

#7 - Slaughterhouse Six (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Solider and young father Layne Schmidtke is brutally beaten to death by a mob of teenagers. Kenda must reconstruct the chaotic scene through forensic evidence and witness testimonies, which reveals an unlikely suspect as the murderous ringleader.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 94 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E7

#6 - Primal Fear (Season 2 - Episode 7)

A bloody shooting, steps away from a high school, leaves 14-year-old J.L. Jackson dead. After combing through the unreliable testimony of teen witnesses, Kenda uncovers a deadly vendetta stemming from a heated lunchroom confrontation.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 95 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E8

#5 - A Beautiful Shade of Death (Season 2 - Episode 8)


When police discover the lifeless bodies of Sophia Gerardo, four children and a house cat, they suspect ritualistic mass murder. But Lt. Joe Kenda uncovers a reality far more frightening and deadly than anyone could have imagined.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 86 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E2

#4 - A Gathering of Evil (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Teen runaway Maggie Fetty is found strangled to death on a mountain road. An anonymous tipster blames Maggie's best friend, but she accuses a mental patient with multiple personalities. Kenda must turn the suspects against each other to learn the truth.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 117 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E9

#3 - Shot Through The Heart (Season 2 - Episode 9)


15-year-old Chuck Limbrick returns home from school to find his mother, Betty Limbrick, shot dead on the floor. Evidence points to a robbery gone wrong, but Kenda suspects there is more to the story, and uncovers a plot almost too shocking to believe.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 82 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E3

#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 104 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S2E10

#1 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 84 votes.

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