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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Lt. Joe Kenda looks for answers in the death of Calvin Blair, a young man stabbed and left for dead on the roadside; after Alexandra Drake is shot in the face, she manages to tell police it was an accident, but Kenda isn't so sure he believes her.
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.
A confrontation between enemies turns deadly, and Lt. Joe Kenda's best hope for answers lies with a grainy, dubbed-over surveillance tape; an elderly man fights for his life after a suspicious slip-and-fall.
A young sheriff's deputy is posted to guard the scene of a charred cabin on the slopes of Pikes Peak overnight, then he's found dead in his patrol car the next morning, and his fellow lawmen must set aside their grief to hunt down his killer.
After a 15-year old girl goes missing, Lt. Joe Kenda investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her disappearance; a family man is shot dead on his neighbor's doorstep.
When a crazed gunman terrorizes his neighborhood, officers put themselves in the line of fire to restore order; a man discovers his elderly father has been stabbed in the back, and the knife itself turns out to be Lt. Joe Kenda's biggest clue.
Rookie detective Joe Kenda investigates an explosion at the Pikes Peak National Bank; he must figure out if the bombing is an isolated robbery or the opening move in a wave of terror and destruction about to descend upon Colorado Springs, Colo.
A man rushes his friend to the hospital with serious gunshot wounds, reporting they were robbed by strangers; after realizing the facts don't add up, Lt. Joe Kenda and his team go on the hunt for an eyewitness who could crack the case wide open.
After a teenager is killed at a party, police question the guests and wonder if they're all part of a cover-up; then a reported suicide leaves Lt. Joe Kenda with doubts.
A meeting between two businessmen leaves one shot in the face; Lt. Kenda realizes the victim could actually be the aggressor, shot struggling over his own gun.
A churchgoing grandmother is found stabbed to death in her apartment, leaving Lt. Joe Kenda to wonder what sort of monster could do such a thing; then Kenda investigates the mysterious death of a successful dentist, and the case gets personal.
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.
When a soon-to-be grandmother fails to come home from work, her daughter knows something terrible must have happened and reports her missing; as the investigation unfolds, Lt. Joe Kenda realizes he could be dealing with a fledgling serial killer.
A card game is interrupted by gunfire, leaving a young man dead; Lt. Joe Kenda soon learns the seeds of his destruction were sewn earlier the same day; later, Kenda responds to a double shooting, taking him and his team down memory lane.
A newborn girl is kidnapped, leaving her mother in anguish and police scrambling to find her; as days go by with no sign of the baby or demands for ransom, Sgts. Joe Kenda and Robert Sapp fear she's been sold on the black market or worse.
A budding teen romance ends when the young man is shot dead on their first date leaving a startled girl as the key to the case. Then: A man is dead, his young wife has fled, and Kenda must figure out if she was present for his suicide or his murder.