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.
A park ranger discovers the corpse of amateur boxer Corey Edge floating in a shallow creek. Lt. Joe Kenda investigates a rogue's gallery of hustlers, thugs and career criminals. Kenda realizes the real killers have been hiding in plain sight.
Ernestine Addison and her son Bobby are gunned down in cold blood. A tipster points Lt. Joe Kenda towards a shadowy figure spotted fleeing the scene, but the case heats up when he receives word that the killer's murderous rampage isn't over just yet.
When two young mothers are gunned down behind a crowded bar, Kenda has to first determine who was the intended target. But the case takes a bizarre turn when he learns of a third young woman who was recently murdered under eerily similar circumstances.
Officers find the lifeless body of furniture salesman behind the wheel. But Faast didn't die in the wreck - he was shot point-blank in the temple. Lt. Joe Kenda must track a killer whose promising career took a dark and deadly turn.
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.
A war hero is beaten to death for no apparent reason. The crime scene offers few clues, but Lt Joe Kenda notices an unusual pattern in the victim's head wounds and enlists a team of engineers to help him identify the murder weapon and crack the case.
Officers discover the body of a young man they know all to well - police informant Jimmie Stevenson. But Jimmy's loose lips made him a potential target for a laundry list of killers, and it's up to Lt. Joe Kenda to determine who pulled the trigger.
When a pregnant mother and her young sons are brutally slain, pressure mounts for the CSPD to catch the monster who did it. After a city-wide manhunt, Kenda begins to tighten the noose on a prime suspect, but what happens next will shock him to his core.
When a mother is killed, Lt Joe Kenda wonders if it’s a robbery gone wrong, until a slew of hateful messages surface. Then, patrols discover a body on a roadway after an evident hit-and-run, but the victim’s true cause of death turns the case on its head.
A father is shot in the head just steps from a strip club. When Lt Joe Kenda traces the victim’s last hours, the field of potential suspects grows, but no one will talk. The case is halted until Kenda uncovers a conspiracy organized by an unlikely gunman.
When a squabble at a store turns violent, Raymond Archuleta steps in to help- only to be stabbed through the heart. Lt Joe Kenda must solve the case with little evidence besides a bloody bouquet, and a sketch of the mystery woman last seen holding them.
When a pilot is found dead in her trailer, police are stumped; until Lt Joe Kenda finds a startling connection between the victim and her killer. Then, Kenda is called to a bloody shooting, only to discover that the murder victim is an old family friend.
In his first case with the homicide unit, rookie burglary detective Joe Kenda volunteers to work a bloody multi-victim shooting deemed "unsolvable" by the veterans. But has the ambitious young investigator bitten off more than he can chew?