Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Best Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - Season 4

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.

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#13 - Poker Face (Season 4 - Episode 5)

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 episode was rated 7.43 from 67 votes.

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#12 - Death Comes Knocking (Season 4 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 72 votes.

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#11 - Eyes Wide Shut (Season 4 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 85 votes.

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#10 - Snitch (Season 4 - Episode 7)


Officers discover the body of a young man they know all to well - police informant Jimmie Stevenson. But Jimmy's loose lips made him a potential target for a laundry list of killers, and it's up to Lt. Joe Kenda to determine who pulled the trigger.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 52 votes.

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#9 - A Prayer for the Dying (Season 4 - Episode 11)

When a squabble at a store turns violent, Raymond Archuleta steps in to help- only to be stabbed through the heart. Lt Joe Kenda must solve the case with little evidence besides a bloody bouquet, and a sketch of the mystery woman last seen holding them.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 54 votes.

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#8 - Death Grip (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Officers find the lifeless body of furniture salesman behind the wheel. But Faast didn't die in the wreck - he was shot point-blank in the temple. Lt. Joe Kenda must track a killer whose promising career took a dark and deadly turn.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 65 votes.

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#7 - Bad Things Come in Threes (Season 4 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 71 votes.

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#6 - Blood Innocence (Season 4 - Episode 6)


A war hero is beaten to death for no apparent reason. The crime scene offers few clues, but Lt Joe Kenda notices an unusual pattern in the victim's head wounds and enlists a team of engineers to help him identify the murder weapon and crack the case.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 62 votes.

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#5 - Magic Bullet (Season 4 - Episode 10)

A father is shot in the head just steps from a strip club. When Lt Joe Kenda traces the victim’s last hours, the field of potential suspects grows, but no one will talk. The case is halted until Kenda uncovers a conspiracy organized by an unlikely gunman.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 56 votes.

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#4 - The Master Key (Season 4 - Episode 8)


When a pregnant mother and her young sons are brutally slain, pressure mounts for the CSPD to catch the monster who did it. After a city-wide manhunt, Kenda begins to tighten the noose on a prime suspect, but what happens next will shock him to his core.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 70 votes.

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#3 - #1 Suspect (Season 4 - Episode 9)

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.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 57 votes.

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#2 - Bump in the Night (Season 4 - Episode 12)


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.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 50 votes.

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#1 - 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 8.18 from 51 votes.

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