Homicide Hunter

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.8  (3,646)

Homicide Hunter is a true crime television series that aired on Investigation Discovery from 2011 to 2020. The show follows retired detective Lt. Joseph Kenda as he recounts some of the most memorable and challenging cases he worked on during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The series features reenactments of the investigations and interviews with the victim's families, witnesses, and even some of the criminals involved in the case. Kenda provides detailed narration to give viewers an inside look at how a homicide investigation unfolds from start to finish.

Each episode of Homicide Hunter begins with Kenda setting the scene for the case he will be discussing. We see footage of the location where the murder took place and Kenda explains the circumstances surrounding the crime. He then details some of the initial steps taken by the police department to investigate the case.

As the episode progresses, viewers are shown dramatized reenactments of the events leading up to the murder, the actual killing, and the aftermath. Kenda provides further insights into the methods used by his team to gather evidence and track down potential suspects. He also discusses some of the surprises or challenges faced by the investigators along the way.

Each episode concludes with Kenda revealing the identity of the killer and how justice was ultimately served. He also shares his personal opinions and insights into the motivations behind the crime and the behavior of the criminals involved.

One of the unique aspects of Homicide Hunter is the personal touch that Kenda brings to each episode. He shares his own experiences and emotions in dealing with the intensity and trauma of investigating violent crimes. His 23 years of experience give him a deep knowledge of the psychology of criminal behavior and a unique perspective on the toll that homicide investigations can take on the lives of the detectives involved.

The show also features interviews with some of Kenda's former colleagues, who offer insights into his personality and approach to police work. Viewers get a sense of Kenda's no-nonsense attitude and uncompromising commitment to solving crimes and bringing criminals to justice.

The reenactments featured in Homicide Hunter are well-produced and add to the tension and drama of the show. The actors who portray the victims and the criminals bring a level of realism and nuance to their performances that helps bring each case to life.

Overall, Homicide Hunter is a compelling and engaging true crime series that offers a unique perspective on the investigation of violent crimes. Kenda's insights and personal anecdotes provide a level of depth and humanity that is often missing from similar shows, and the high production values and attention to detail make for a riveting viewing experience. Whether you're a true-crime junkie or just looking for an interesting and educational show to watch, Homicide Hunter is definitely worth checking out.

Homicide Hunter is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (146 episodes). The series first aired on October 25, 2011.

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The End
20. The End
January 29, 2020
Kenda faces a case involving the slaying of a young boy.
12 Years a Fugitive
19. 12 Years a Fugitive
January 22, 2020
When a beloved grandmother is found stabbed to death in her own home, Kenda must turn to a tight-knit community still grieving from the tragic loss. After 12 years of searching, they finally uncover the fiendish plot to exploit the helpless victim.
Animal Nature
18. Animal Nature
January 15, 2020
When a young woman is found mysteriously slaughtered on the steps of a trailer, Kenda and the homicide team must track down the vile perpetrators responsible for a horrifying string of cold-blooded murders.
Blood Relative
17. Blood Relative
January 8, 2020
After a father is found shot in front of his home, Kenda uncovers a vengeful motive behind a deadly family feud. Then, a church of God turns into a house of horrors as officers face a life-or-death decision when confronted by a knife-wielding psychopath.
Fall from Grace
16. Fall from Grace
January 1, 2020
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.
No Good Deed
15. No Good Deed
December 25, 2019
A man is brutally gunned down in the middle of the street, forcing Kenda to piece together the puzzle of conflicting stories and dead ends.
Winter's Bone
14. Winter's Bone
December 18, 2019
A woman's frozen body is found on a switchback road in Colorado Springs.
To The Death
13. To The Death
December 4, 2019
When two men are found shot in an apartment hallway, Kenda must rely on his inner lie detector to figure out which victim was no victim at all. Then, police investigate a murder in broad daylight and nearly get killed themselves.
The Highway
12. The Highway
November 27, 2019
One is dead and two are in critical condition, and it's up to Kenda and Barry to find out why a gun battle occurred in a quaint family home. Then, a woman is found beaten, strangled, and stabbed on the roadside.
Last Fare
11. Last Fare
November 20, 2019
A young man is found dead behind the wheel of his taxi. With robbery seeming unlikely, Kenda and Gaenzle wonder if this was personal.
Cradle to the Grave
10. Cradle to the Grave
November 13, 2019
When a 911 call reports an unresponsive infant, Kenda and Walker investigate. Then, Kenda works an execution-style shooting and is shocked to learn the victim is a kindly grandmother.
Lady in Red
9. Lady in Red
November 6, 2019
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.
Collision Course
8. Collision Course
October 23, 2019
Two best friends are gunned down on a dark residential street. When a string of disappointments threatens to derail the case, Kenda enlists the help of an old acquaintance.
7. Standoff
October 16, 2019
An unhinged divorcee with a score to settle initiates an armed standoff from the cramped confines of his trailer park. Then a disabled man is killed on the job, but Kenda's case hits a roadblock when forensic evidence is scrubbed from the scene.
Down for the Count
6. Down for the Count
October 9, 2019
The hikers find the lifeless body of amateur boxer Johnie Wilson and the investigators look at all angles to solve the case.
Rest in Peace
5. Rest in Peace
September 25, 2019
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.
4. Trigger
September 18, 2019
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.
3. Confession
September 11, 2019
Unraveling the mysteries of murder.
Lock the Door
2. Lock the Door
September 4, 2019
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.
1. Cynthia
August 28, 2019
The body of Cynthia McLuen, a vibrant young mother, is found frozen solid in a deserted cemetery. An exhaustive investigation fails to produce any viable suspects, and the case goes cold for three years. When Kenda reopens the investigation, he quickly uncovers new evidence suggesting that Cynthia might not be the suspect's only victim. In the pattern of violence, Kenda recognizes the sinister hallmark of a serial killer.
Where to Watch Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Homicide Hunter on demand at Philo and Amazon and Hulu and Vudu and Google Play and Apple TV and Investigation Discovery and.
  • Premiere Date
    October 25, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (3,646)