Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Best Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - Season 9

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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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E18

#15 - Animal Nature (Season 9 - Episode 18)

After a young woman is found murdered on the steps of a trailer, Joe Kenda and the homicide team must track down the vile perpetrators responsible for a string of cold-blooded murders.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 23 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E1

#14 - Cynthia (Season 9 - Episode 1)


The naked body of a vibrant young mother is found frozen solid in a deserted cemetery; after the case goes cold, Lt. Joe Kenda reopens the investigation and recognizes the sinister hallmark of a serial killer.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 58 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E9

#13 - Lady in Red (Season 9 - Episode 9)

A woman in red drops a dying man off at a firehouse and then vanishes. Police soon learn the victim is a contractor with a troubled personal life, but identifying the mystery woman is the hurdle they must overcome in order to bring him justice.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 33 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E11

#12 - Last Fare (Season 9 - Episode 11)


A young man is found dead behind the wheel of his taxi; since robbery seems like an unlikely motive, Kenda and Gaenzle wonder if it was personal.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 30 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E14

#11 - Winter's Bone (Season 9 - Episode 14)

A woman's frozen body is found along a switchback road high in the mountains above Colorado Springs, Colo; before investigators can determine who's responsible for her death, they'll need to figure out what brought her there in the first place.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 32 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E19

#10 - 12 Years a Fugitive (Season 9 - Episode 19)


When a beloved grandmother is found stabbed to death in her home, Joe Kenda must turn to a grief-stricken community for help; after 12 years of searching, Kenda finally uncovers the fiendish plot to exploit the helpless victim.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 28 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E5

#9 - Rest in Peace (Season 9 - Episode 5)

When an Air Force veteran dies unexpectedly, Kenda and his team must determine if it was a tragic accident or premeditated murder. But before long, they discover that their clean-cut victim had a secret life.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 33 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E12

#8 - The Highway (Season 9 - Episode 12)


Kenda and Barry investigate a gun battle in a quaint family home that left one dead and two in critical condition; a woman is found beaten, strangled and stabbed on the roadside.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 26 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E2

#7 - Lock the Door (Season 9 - Episode 2)

Soon after the lifeless body of Charlie Tuttle is discovered behind a locked bedroom door, his death is ruled a suicide; six months later, Lt. Joe Kenda receives an unprompted confession that propels the case in a whole new direction.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 42 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E6

#6 - Down for the Count (Season 9 - Episode 6)


Hikers stumble onto the brutalized corpse of amateur boxer Johnnie Wilson, hidden beneath a pile of branches. Plagued by false starts and blind alleys, the case finally gains traction when investigators get their hands dirty.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 39 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E16

#5 - Fall from Grace (Season 9 - Episode 16)

Hikers come across the nude body of a man who has been bound and beaten to death; when the victim's checkered past comes to light, Joe Kenda must wade through a laundry list of potential suspects to find his killer.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 23 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E10

#4 - Cradle to the Grave (Season 9 - Episode 10)


After an infant stops breathing, Kenda and Walker investigate whether the daycare is to blame or the parents themselves; Kenda works an execution-style shooting, and he is shocked to learn the victim is a kindly grandmother.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 30 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E4

#3 - Trigger (Season 9 - Episode 4)

A sharp-dressed pedestrian is shot in the back for unknown reasons. Chasing a promising lead, Kenda realizes he's barking up the wrong tree. Then when an impromptu argument turns fatal, a suspect's guilt boils down to his skill with deadly weapons.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 30 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E17

#2 - Blood Relative (Season 9 - Episode 17)


After a father is found shot in front of his home, Kenda uncovers a vengeful motive behind a deadly family feud; a church turns into a house of horrors as officers face a life-or-death decision when confronted by a knife-wielding psychopath.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 20 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E20

#1 - The End (Season 9 - Episode 20)

The slaying of a young boy has Lt. Joe Kenda facing his most difficult case yet; while confronting his own demons brought forth by this tragic case, the detective makes the most consequential decision of his career.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 34 votes.

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