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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
7 Seasons, 87 Episodes
October 25, 2011
Reality, Crime, Drama, Mystery
8.9/10
Cast: Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino, Sandra Mann
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  • When a retired military man runs over a pedestrian, it's up to Lt. Joe Kenda to determine if it was bad brakes or bad intent. Also: A shooting in a dive bar leads to a quick arrest, but Kenda can't quite shake the feeling that something is amiss.

  • A gathering of friends turns deadly when two gunmen shoot William Davis in the head. When the witnesses are unable to provide any solid leads, Kenda and his team dig into his past and start to suspect someone in William's circle is lying.

  • When 71-year-old Orville Head passes away, no one questions the death of an elderly man with health problems. But when a tip comes in suggesting foul play, Kenda is left with only one way to reveal the truth: exhume the body from its grave.

  • A community is shocked when Antoine McKenzie is brazenly shot outside an auto parts store in broad daylight. But when no witnesses can identify the killer, the only lead left for Lt. Joe Kenda is a final message written in the victim's own blood.

  • On the night before Halloween, a real-life nightmare unfolds when a young man is found clinging to life. The case takes a dark turn when Kenda learns there is a second victim somewhere in the woods. He sets out to find him before it's too late.

  • When Julie Smith reports being sexually assaulted, Lt. Joe Kenda and his Sex Crimes Unit discover a terrifying similarity to other attacks on the east side of town. It's a race against the clock to catch a serial rapist before he strikes again.

  • Police are shocked to find a 13-year-old boy killed in an explosion, but their grief turns to alarm when they discover a second, unexploded bomb. To catch the killer, Det. Joe Kenda must first figure out whom the bomb was meant for.

  • Sgt. Joe Kenda is faced with his worst nightmare when he learns a friend and fellow officer, Mark Dabling, has been killed in the line of duty. Police conduct an all-out manhunt and discover the gunman is even more dangerous than they'd thought.

  • A young man is found gunned down, leading Lt. Joe Kenda to delve into his troubled past and his connection to the world of rare coins. Then... a mother of five is shot in the head and it's up to Kenda to uncover the truth behind her untimely death.

  • When two teens discover a lifeless body in the street, Lt. Joe Kenda must determine if the killer was a jealous lover or just plain unhinged. Then Kenda turns to a forensic expert to see if a young mother could possibly have hung herself.

  • Reviewing a case from Kenda's first year, when he faced artillery while attempting to halt a brawling mob.

  • 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.

  • When young Iraq War veteran Curtis Ashley ends up dead, Lt. Joe Kenda has to solve the slaying of a seemingly innocent victim using just a mere shred of evidence and his keen awareness of the criminal mind.

  • 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.

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Is This My Calling? Clip (00:55)