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"Homicide Hunter" follows the homicide cases solved by Lt. Joe Kenda of the Homicide Squad of the Colorado Springs Police Department. Kenda uses many different investigative techniques to help him figure out what happened to a particular homicide victim, depending on the motive of the crime in each case. He also holds the record in law enforcement for solving over four hundred homicides in his career over the past two decades.

Each week he reflects on his past cases during his career as a police officer, to tell the viewing public that what you see isn't what it seems. Sometimes there are cases that are truly stranger than fiction with Lt. Kenda at the forefront of each investigation.

For people who know that Colorado Springs has bases for the American Military, military personal are often caught up in some kind of criminal trouble. Also, the people who have personal ties to military personal have sometimes become homicide victims. The motives for murder still remain the same to Lt. Kenda while he works on an investigation, whether it is a crime of passion or a serial killer on the loose. At all times Kenda acts as a victim's advocate, whenever a victim does not have next of kin, after solving a case when the victim is alone in the world.

Kenda has often solved the most baffling cases on record for the state of Colorado regarding homicides with motives that were difficult to prove at first. This tough as nails detective has had his share of difficult homicide cases to solve. One key point he speaks on is trying to tie in what went on in the life of a victim before the crime occurred. This is a brief description of the psychological profile of the victim and the offender long before they cross paths.

Tune in to "Homicide Hunter" on Investigation Discovery to see how this detective solves the most disturbing, yet baffling crimes. Who knows what the future has in store for Lt. Joe Kenda and his team as they go out on another call. Maybe the next case will have more twists and turns than a spooky mystery novel.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
6 Seasons, 76 Episodes - Currently Airing
October 25, 2011
Reality, Crime, Drama, Mystery
8.9/10
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  • The shooting death of a star athlete just weeks before starting college is investigated.

  • The severed head of a wife and mother is discovered; and an apparent robbery-gone-wrong is investigated.

  • George Ferribee, a loving son led astray by addiction, is found executed. When Lt. Joe Kenda learns the victim had recently been kidnapped, he assumes the crimes are related... but soon discovers things are much more complicated than he had expected.

  • The execution-style murder of a man who had recently been kidnapped is investigated.

  • When a gunfight erupts at a local biker bar and claims the lives of two men, Lt. Joe Kenda must delve deep into the world of an infamous biker gang to determine if the cause behind the violent encounter was gang rivalry or something more personal.

  • The investigation of a young man's murder initially indicates that he was shot over a musical instrument, but Kenda digs deeper and determines the actual cause.

  • The stabbing death of a Vietnam War veteran is investigated.

  • The death of an Iraq War veteran is investigated.

  • The death of a woman in her bathtub is investigated. Also: the murder of a tattoo artist.

  • The investigation of a deadly drive-by shooting requires Kenda to believe a burglar. Also, a double homicide is investigated.

  • When uninvited guests crash a barrio birthday party, violence erupts—leaving Enrique Urrutia dead and potentially sparking a gang war. To keep the peace, Lt. Joe Kenda must crack an unwritten code of silence and bring Enrique's killer to justice.

  • When thirteen-year-old PJ Grant is found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head, Lt. Joe Kenda assumes it's a suicide, until the physical evidence fails to add up.

  • When Pamela Edwards is found shot through the heart, Lt. Joe Kenda's first task is to shield her young daughters from the horrendous scene. Soon police close in on her killer, ending with a white-knuckle car and foot chase across Colorado Springs.

  • A woman's lifeless body is dumped on a lonely mountain pass. Leads are scarce, until a seemingly unrelated murder brings Kenda within arm's reach of her killer. But an unexpected roadblock will force him to make a painful decision.

  • 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.

  • A jealous vendetta leaves a popular DJ dead, and his killer is nowhere to be found. As a newly promoted supervisor, Sgt. Joe Kenda gambles his career on a risky strategy to bring his prime suspect to justice.

  • When a series of violent robberies spreads terror across the city, Kenda and the major crimes unit work tirelessly to bring the masked gunman to justice.

  • A young mother-to-be is shot and left for dead. To catch her assailant, Kenda must elicit a death-bed confession from the victim herself. Then...a corpse found floating in Monument Creek leads Kenda to a mysterious encampment on a nearby riverbank.

  • 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.

  • When martial arts enthusiast Carl Hunt suffers a fatal knife wound to the gut, his friends and neighbors aren't a big help. But Kenda discovers a cache of blood evidence that proves he's being lied to.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • After an ambush at a hamburger stand leaves a teenager dead, Lt. Joe Kenda must penetrate rumors in order to zero in on his prime suspect, then a surprise witness blows the case wide open.

  • When the lifeless body of Willie McCarty is found at the base of a staircase, neighbors direct Kenda to a mysterious truck spotted fleeing the scene. Then... Kenda must solve a bizarre case of poisoning at a busy downtown hospital.

  • 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.

  • Lt. Joe Kenda is guided by a voice from beyond the grave while investigating the case of a decapitated body found on train tracks; Kenda exposes a family secret after a girl's body is found in a basement.

  • 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.

  • A rampage shooter kills a 24-year-old woman and puts her 2-year-old child in critical condition.

  • 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.

  • Detectives investigate what seems to be a random attack that leaves Mary Moebus dead. But when Lt Joe Kenda uncovers a cache of new evidence, he realizes someone's been lying.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A popular army vet is found bleeding to death in a dark parking lot -his chest littered with too many knife wounds to count.

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Is This My Calling? Clip (00:55)