Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Best Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - Season 3

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 - S3E8

#13 - Blood Red Highway (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The elderly owners of a beloved local grocery are brutally attacked and left for dead. Working with little beyond a vague witness description, Lt. Joe Kenda leads a state-wide manhunt to catch a pair of cold-blooded killers before they disappear for good.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 71 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E10

#12 - Death Rains Down (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Soft-spoken restaurant worker Sharon Coleman is murdered in a hail of large caliber gunfire. With scant physical evidence, Lt. Joe Kenda must break through a web of lies to hunt down one of the most dangerous criminal masterminds he’s ever faced.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 76 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E13

#11 - Blood Sisters (Season 3 - Episode 13)

The bullet-ridden bodies of two sisters are found in a suburban house that’s littered with mysterious clues. The case is stuck in neutral until Lt. Joe Kenda learns that the two unassuming young mothers shared an explosive secret.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 59 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E9

#10 - My, My, Merry Christmas (Season 3 - Episode 9)


When carefree restaurant worker Donald Ott is found shot to death on Christmas Day, friends tell police he didn’t have an enemy in the world. Then Lt. Joe Kenda learns of a relative with a long criminal history who might hold the key to the mystery.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 73 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E4

#9 - Run For Your Life (Season 3 - Episode 4)

When the slain body of a marathon runner is found just hours before a big race, it falls to Lt. Joe Kenda to solve the case. With the help of a trusted K-9 officer, Kenda sets off to find the killer himself before he strikes again.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 85 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E1

#8 - Murder Bites (Season 3 - Episode 1)


A young woman is found naked and strangled in a park not 200 yards from her home. Friends and neighbors give police a field of suspects, but none pan out. It isn’t until Lt. Joe Kenda rethinks the entire case that he realizes someone has been lying.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 111 votes.

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#7 - River of Blood (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Two hunters find a blood-drenched car on a remote road, its owner riddled with buckshot. When Lt. Joe Kenda learns the car was reported stolen, he follows its trail to a group of unlikely suspects, and follows them down a dark path of lust and revenge.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 94 votes.

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#6 - Preying on the Innocent (Season 3 - Episode 6)


When the son of a prominent politician is murdered in his basement, Lt. Joe Kenda feels pressure from City Hall to solve the case. To do so, Kenda must sort through a list of nefarious suspects, and delve deep into the victim’s eccentric lifestyle.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 84 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E11

#5 - Fate Worse Than Death (Season 3 - Episode 11)

At the bottom of a steep ravine, joggers discover a body mutilated beyond recognition. To catch a ruthless maniac, Lt. Joe Kenda must first solve the puzzle of the victim’s identity, then piece together the ill-fated love triangle that led to his demise.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 53 votes.

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#4 - Weapon of Choice (Season 3 - Episode 3)


When mother of two Shaundra Murr is run over in front of her house, officers initially suspect a hit and run. Until Lt. Joe Kenda uncovers evidence proving Shaundra's murder was a crime of passion, and the killer was driven by jealousy and rage.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 87 votes.

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#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 60 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E7

#2 - Dead Man Falling (Season 3 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 84 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S3E5

#1 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 81 votes.

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