Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Best Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - Season 5

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 - S5E11

#15 - Too Young to Die (Season 5 - Episode 11)

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.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 78 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E3

#14 - Dead on Target (Season 5 - Episode 3)


A young father-to-be is shot dead in broad daylight by a single bullet fired from afar. At the crime scene, Kenda recognizes the hallmark of a skilled sniper. But with zero evidence at his disposal, he'll rely on shoe leather detective work.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 99 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E14

#13 - Trust No One (Season 5 - Episode 14)

When martial arts enthusiast Carl Hunt suffers a fatal knife wound to the gut, his friends and neighbors offer few viable leads. But Kenda discovers a cache of blood evidence that proves he's being lied to.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 63 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E16

#12 - Murder Haunts Me (Season 5 - Episode 16)


A young mother-to-be is shot and left for dead; a corpse found floating in Monument Creek leads Lt. Joe Kenda to an encampment on a nearby riverbank

The episode was rated 7.67 from 67 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E5

#11 - Door No. 12 (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Neighbors are stunned when close friends Louis Matos and Colleen Johnson are gunned down in cold blood. The case kicks into high gear when Lt. Joe Kenda locates a panic-stricken eyewitness who played an unwitting role in the bloodbath.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 100 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E12

#10 - Sing Sing, Little Bird (Season 5 - Episode 12)


A romantic rendezvous is cut short by a violent home invasion, leaving young business owner Kelly Knudson bleeding to death on the floor. Lt Joe Kenda is short on leads, until he learns of an ex-roommate with an axe to grind.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 77 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E13

#9 - Point of No Return (Season 5 - Episode 13)

When a mysterious explosion rocks a sleepy suburb, it's up to Kenda to ID a pile of charred remains and find the killer who triggered the blast. Then...a young mother's murder leads the CSPD on a harrowing car chase that ends in a violent showdown.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 71 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E19

#8 - Stuck in a Coffin (Season 5 - Episode 19)


In the aftermath of a five-alarm fire, first responders discover a lifeless body. When Kenda learns that the deadly blaze was no accident, he launches a manhunt for a pyromaniac with a fiery temper and a callous disregard for human life.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 65 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E15

#7 - Worst I've Ever Seen (Season 5 - Episode 15)

Two grandparents are shot to death in their family home. Kenda's investigation kicks into high gear when his prime suspect flees for the Mexican border.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 65 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E17

#6 - City of Fear (Season 5 - Episode 17)


When a spate of violent robberies spreads terror across the city, Kenda and the major crimes unit are called in to bring the masked gunman to justice. But when the brazen bandit strikes yet again, it looks as if Kenda's case is going down in flames.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 62 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E7

#5 - Mr. LA (Season 5 - Episode 7)

A 4th of July house party erupts in violence, and a young man is shot dead behind the wheel of a car. Lt. Joe Kenda must sort through a mountain of suspects, until a peculiar clue puts him hot on the heels of a self-styled gangster.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 88 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E9

#4 - Victim Zero (Season 5 - Episode 9)


A massive brawl erupts at a local bar ends with the shooting death of a young army solider. To unravel the murder, Lt. Joe Kenda must infiltrate a revered military institution, and expose a dangerous vendetta.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 75 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E1

#3 - Bad Blood (Season 5 - Episode 1)

A popular army vet is found bleeding to death on the cold asphalt of a shadowy parking lot -his chest littered with too many knife wounds to count. A gruesome clue leads Kenda's team to an unlikely killer whose motive for murder is as heartless.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 136 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E8

#2 - Blood on the Tracks (Season 5 - Episode 8)


A decapitated body is discovered on some train tracks. To solve the case, Lt. Joe Kenda must listen to a voice from beyond the grave. Then, a young girl's body is found in basement. To find her killer, Kenda must expose a family secret.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 77 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E6

#1 - Loose Cannon (Season 5 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 79 votes.

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