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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The naked body of a vibrant young mother is found frozen solid in a deserted cemetery; after the case goes cold, Lt. Joe Kenda reopens the investigation and recognizes the sinister hallmark of a serial killer.
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.
After a husband and wife are viciously attacked in their own home, Kenda is on the hunt for a troubled teen whose appetite for violence knows no bounds. Then - an unprecedented discovery spurs police to open up a century old murder investigation.
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.
Hikers stumble onto the brutalized corpse of amateur boxer Johnnie Wilson, hidden beneath a pile of branches. Plagued by false starts and blind alleys, the case finally gains traction when investigators get their hands dirty.
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.
Two best friends are gunned down on a dark residential street. When a string of disappointments threaten to derail the case, Kenda enlists the help of an old acquaintance.
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.
After an infant stops breathing, Kenda and Walker investigate whether the daycare is to blame or the parents themselves; Kenda works an execution-style shooting, and he is shocked to learn the victim is a kindly grandmother.
Kenda and Barry investigate a gun battle in a quaint family home that left one dead and two in critical condition; a woman is found beaten, strangled and stabbed on the roadside.
After two young men are found shot in an apartment hallway, Lt. Joe Kenda must rely on his inner lie detector to figure out which victim is being deceptive; police investigate a murder in broad daylight and nearly get killed themselves.
A woman's frozen body is found along a switchback road high in the mountains above Colorado Springs, Colo; before investigators can determine who's responsible for her death, they'll need to figure out what brought her there in the first place.
After a man is gunned down in the middle of the street, Joe Kenda must piece together a puzzle of conflicting stories and dead ends; a bloody body is discovered in a popular mall, and Kenda must make sense of the gruesome and mysterious scene.
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.
After a father is found shot in front of his home, Kenda uncovers a vengeful motive behind a deadly family feud; a church turns into a house of horrors as officers face a life-or-death decision when confronted by a knife-wielding psychopath.
After a young woman is found murdered on the steps of a trailer, Joe Kenda and the homicide team must track down the vile perpetrators responsible for a string of cold-blooded murders.