Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Best Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - Season 8

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 - S8E17

#15 - The Shoelace Killer (Season 8 - Episode 17)

When some teenagers discover a woman’s corpse on the outskirts of the city during a party, detectives quickly determine that she was strangled with her own shoelace, but figuring out her identity proves to be much more challenging.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 20 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E7

#14 - Blood from a Stone (Season 8 - Episode 7)


A bystander receives a deadly head injury during a roadside altercation, then his body disappears from the scene; after a toddler is kidnapped for ransom, Lt. Joe Kenda joins forces with an undercover team in a race against time.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 23 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E16

#13 - Who Took Heather? (Season 8 - Episode 16)

A 13-year-old girl goes missing, sending Kenda's city into a panic; just when investigators think they've got a handle on what is going on, a cryptic letter to the district attorney's office suggests that the girl isn't the only victim.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 24 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E4

#12 - The Girl Next Door (Season 8 - Episode 4)


When a young U.S. Army veteran is found stabbed to death on his living room floor, suspicion lands on a neighbor who was arrested during an altercation; when Lt. Kenda takes a closer look at the victim's love life, he realizes someone's been lying.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 27 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E10

#11 - Primal Instinct (Season 8 - Episode 10)

When a drunken dispute at a biker bar turns deadly, Kenda launches a manhunt for a pair of suspects who fled with a small boy in tow. Then a man is murdered in an onslaught of high caliber gunfire, but an unexpected break turns the case on its head.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 17 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E2

#10 - End of Days (Season 8 - Episode 2)


The discovery of a family home littered with corpses tasks Kenda with unspooling the paranoid obsessions of a diseased mind, and forces him to confront his greatest fear. Then a deadly beating a cheap motel illuminates the dark underbelly of love.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 38 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E14

#9 - The Invisible Hand of Death (Season 8 - Episode 14)

Two teenagers stumble upon a woman engulfed in flames, leaving detectives to wonder who was capable of this magnitude of cruelty; when a college student is strangled in his home, Lt. Joe Kenda must figure out which of his roommates is lying.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 22 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E12

#8 - Shallow Grave (Season 8 - Episode 12)


Lt. Joe Kenda and his team investigate the scene of an apparent suicide, only to be forced to flee after discovering the house is booby-trapped; teenagers discover human bones on the outskirts of town.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 24 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E19

#7 - Married to the Job (Season 8 - Episode 19)

Sgt. Joe Kenda gets an emergency call from his wife, Kathy, while facing off against a barricaded gunman; Kathy overhears gunfire, leading her to grapple with the terrifying realities of being married to a police officer.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 23 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E15

#6 - Nine-Year-Old Hostage (Season 8 - Episode 15)


A hostage situation puts Sgt. Joe Kenda and his team to the test, as they try to save a family without getting shot themselves; a neighbor discovers two teenagers who apparently entered into a suicide pact; however, one of them has multiple injuries.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 26 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E5

#5 - Fractured Glass (Season 8 - Episode 5)

When affable ladies' man Michael Tittemore is gunned down in the dead of night, Lt. Joe Kenda sets his sights on the roommates who were present during the murder; then, a revelation turns his attention to a far more nefarious band of suspects.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 30 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E11

#4 - 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 8.13 from 16 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E9

#3 - 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 8.17 from 18 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E20

#2 - 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 8.25 from 28 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E8

#1 - 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 8.27 from 15 votes.

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