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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

Season 8 2018 - 2019

  • 2018-08-30T01:00:00Z on Investigation Discovery
  • 45 mins
  • 14 hours, 1 min (20 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Crime, Drama

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.

20 episodes

8x01 My Second Case

  • Season Premiere

    2018-08-30T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

A woman's mangled body is found beside a lonely stretch of highway. When the coroner suspects foul play, Kenda is called in to solve the second homicide case of his career. But along the way, the rookie detective will learn a painful lesson.

8x02 End of Days

  • 2018-09-06T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The discovery of a family home littered with corpses tasks Kenda with unspooling the paranoid obsessions of a diseased mind, and forces him to confront his greatest fear. Then a deadly beating a cheap motel illuminates the dark underbelly of love.

8x03 .357 Magnum

  • 2018-09-13T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The murder of a popular teen at a crowded house party sends Kenda down a winding road paved with lies, misdirection and innuendo. Then detectives use blood evidence to sort fact from fiction in the mysterious shooting death of a firearms enthusiast.

8x04 The Girl Next Door

  • 2018-09-20T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

When a young U.S. Army veteran is found stabbed to death on his living room floor, suspicion lands on a neighbor who was arrested during an altercation; when Lt. Kenda takes a closer look at the victim's love life, he realizes someone's been lying.

8x05 Fractured Glass

  • 2018-09-27T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

When affable ladies' man Michael Tittemore is gunned down in the dead of night, Lt. Joe Kenda sets his sights on the roommates who were present during the murder; then, a revelation turns his attention to a far more nefarious band of suspects.

8x06 The Cage

  • 2018-10-04T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Lt. Joe Kenda finds the bullet-ridden bodies of a middle-aged couple in a musty suburban house alongside the corpses of their two beloved pets; the case gets stuck in neutral until detectives discover an essential clue hidden behind a birdcage.

8x07 Blood from a Stone

  • 2018-10-11T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

A bystander receives a deadly head injury during a roadside altercation, then his body disappears from the scene; after a toddler is kidnapped for ransom, Lt. Joe Kenda joins forces with an undercover team in a race against time.

8x08 Target Practice

  • 2018-10-18T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The murder of a young father stuns his close-knit community, but the investigation reveals a neighborly dispute turned deadly; when a house is besieged by mysterious gunfire, Kenda enlists a team of specialists to trace the bullets' origin.

8x09 The Setup

  • 2018-10-25T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Hardworking family man Douglas Warren stumbles into a downtown bar with a gunshot wound to the neck and bleeds out on the floor. To catch the killer, Kenda must conduct a risky sting operation and launch an interstate manhunt.

8x10 Primal Instinct

  • 2018-11-08T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

When a drunken dispute at a biker bar turns deadly, Kenda launches a manhunt for a pair of suspects who fled with a small boy in tow. Then a man is murdered in an onslaught of high caliber gunfire, but an unexpected break turns the case on its head.

8x11 Follow the Money

  • 2018-11-15T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The body of a 72-year-old man is found in junkyard, stabbed 13 times and wearing nothing but his underwear and dentures. When investigators discover a trail of purchases made with the victim's credit card, they hope it will lead them to the killer.

8x12 Shallow Grave

  • 2018-11-29T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Lt. Joe Kenda and his team investigate the scene of an apparent suicide, only to be forced to flee after discovering the house is booby-trapped; teenagers discover human bones on the outskirts of town.

8x13 Friends Like This

  • 2019-01-03T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A young man is gunned down outside his home after helping friends move apartments; Sgt. Joe Kenda and Detective John Anderson must determine whether the killer was a complete stranger, a gang member or a jealous lover.

8x14 The Invisible Hand of Death

  • 2019-01-10T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Two teenagers stumble upon a woman engulfed in flames, leaving detectives to wonder who was capable of this magnitude of cruelty; when a college student is strangled in his home, Lt. Joe Kenda must figure out which of his roommates is lying.

8x15 Nine-Year-Old Hostage

  • 2019-01-17T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

A hostage situation puts Sgt. Joe Kenda and his team to the test, as they try to save a family without getting shot themselves; a neighbor discovers two teenagers who apparently entered into a suicide pact; however, one of them has multiple injuries.

8x16 Who Took Heather?

  • 2019-01-17T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A 13-year-old girl goes missing, sending Kenda's city into a panic; just when investigators think they've got a handle on what is going on, a cryptic letter to the district attorney's office suggests that the girl isn't the only victim.

8x17 The Shoelace Killer

  • 2019-01-24T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

When some teenagers discover a woman’s corpse on the outskirts of the city during a party, detectives quickly determine that she was strangled with her own shoelace, but figuring out her identity proves to be much more challenging.

8x18 The Uninvited Guest

  • 2019-01-31T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A soldier is stabbed to death at a drive-thru. Kenda's only clue is that this is somehow tied to a breakdancing competition. Then, a 29-year-old man moves back to Colorado Springs, but at his welcome home party he winds up shot execution-style.

8x19 Married to the Job

  • 2019-02-07T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Sgt. Joe Kenda gets an emergency call from his wife, Kathy, while facing off against a barricaded gunman; Kathy overhears gunfire, leading her to grapple with the terrifying realities of being married to a police officer.

8x20 The Case That Haunts Me

  • 2019-02-14T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Joe Kenda digs into the case of a naked woman who is found in the mountains...