Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

10 Worst Episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

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 - S7E17

#10 - I Will Hunt You Down (Season 7 - Episode 17)

Lt. Joe Kenda and his Fugitive Unit search for two escaped inmates in Colorado Springs, Colo.; police break up a domestic dispute and find a body in the bedroom.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 53 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S7E3

#9 - Raise the Dead (Season 7 - Episode 3)


When 71-year-old Orville Head passes away, no one questions the death of an elderly man with health problems, then a tip comes in suggesting foul play, and Lt. Joe Kenda must exhume the deceased man's body to reveal the truth.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 90 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E20

#8 - My Tortured Soul (Season 5 - Episode 20)

A decomposed body is found in a remote portion of Cheyenne CaΓ±on Park. Kenda and his team search for the killer before the case goes cold, only to find another murder case on their hands. Kenda must find the connection to these cases before he loses his chances of finding his killer and allowing his soul to be tortured by allowing a case to go cold.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 68 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E13

#7 - To the Death (Season 9 - Episode 13)


After two young men are found shot in an apartment hallway, Lt. Joe Kenda must rely on his inner lie detector to figure out which victim is being deceptive; police investigate a murder in broad daylight and nearly get killed themselves.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 25 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S4E5

#6 - 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.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S6E20

#5 - The Monster Awakes (Season 6 - Episode 20)


After Julie Smith reports a sexual assault, Lt. Kenda, the Major Crimes Unit's sex crimes division, of which he is in charge, connect her attack to others that have been reported in the last four months on the east side of Colorado Springs, due to his unusual modus operandi. Now the hunt is on to find the serial rapist before he attacks another woman. There is one more attempted sexual assault and with the woman's description and a patrol officer's recollection of a recent crime with a matching part of the attacker's M.O., Kenda and the team are able to identify their...

The episode was rated 7.39 from 64 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S5E2

#4 - Eye of the Beholder (Season 5 - Episode 2)

Kenda encounters one of the most horrendous crime scenes of his career, and he's lead to the most unexpected of killers. Then, a young soldier dies from a bullet to the neck from an apparent suicide, but the case soon spins in a whole new direction.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 108 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S7E7

#3 - After School Special (Season 7 - Episode 7)


Beloved teacher Barbara Lewis is poisoned in her classroom; as doctors fight to save her life, Lt. Joe Kenda and his team delve into her personal affairs looking for clues, but the biggest revelation comes from the poison itself.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 62 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S9E15

#2 - No Good Deed (Season 9 - Episode 15)

After a man is gunned down in the middle of the street, Joe Kenda must piece together a puzzle of conflicting stories and dead ends; a bloody body is discovered in a popular mall, and Kenda must make sense of the gruesome and mysterious scene.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 27 votes.

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda - S8E13

#1 - Friends Like This (Season 8 - Episode 13)


A young man is gunned down outside his home after helping friends move apartments; Sgt. Joe Kenda and Detective John Anderson must determine whether the killer was a complete stranger, a gang member or a jealous lover.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 22 votes.

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