Homicide Hunter

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Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda.jpg
Also known asHomicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
GenreDocumentary
Presented byJoseph P. Kenda
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes29
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Thomas Cutler
  • Stephen Land
  • Todd Moss
  • Erich Sturm
  • Jason Sklaver
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)Jupiter Entertainment
(Seasons 2-present)
ITV Studios
(Season 1)
Broadcast
Original channelInvestigation Discovery
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 25, 2011 (2011-10-25) – present
External links
Website
 
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Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda.jpg
Also known asHomicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
GenreDocumentary
Presented byJoseph P. Kenda
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes29
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Thomas Cutler
  • Stephen Land
  • Todd Moss
  • Erich Sturm
  • Jason Sklaver
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)Jupiter Entertainment
(Seasons 2-present)
ITV Studios
(Season 1)
Broadcast
Original channelInvestigation Discovery
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 25, 2011 (2011-10-25) – present
External links
Website

Homicide Hunter (also known as Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda) is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery that debuted October 25, 2011.[1] The series has been renewed for a third season that will include 13 episodes.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series showcases retired Colorado Springs police detective Lt. Joe Kenda. In each episode, he recounts a murder investigation on which he worked, going from the 911 call to the final resolution of the case. Through re-enactments of the cases, discussions with investigation teams, and interviews with victims' families, the show highlights Kenda's successes with his 400 homicide case history and 92 percent solution rate.[3] Kenda and an unseen voiceover professional handle the narration. Actor Carl Marino portrays Kenda in the re-enactments.[4]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesSeason PremiereSeason Finale
16October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
210October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)
313October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Into Thin Air"October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)
Lt Joe Kenda investigated the disappearance of twenty-four-year old Lorraine Laribo who was last seen at a local bar; after being dropped off there by her sister's boyfriend Anthony. Her body was found a month later by a jogger in a secluded area. Lorraine's boyfriend Jerome and Anthony became the prime suspects for her murder. 
22"Six Feet Under"November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
Lt Joe Kenda investigated the murder of Vicki Ross, whose body was found battered and bruised near an abandoned car outside a cemetery. Vicki was a recovering drug addict and her former boyfriend, Hyun from her drug days became a suspect but had an alibi. Vicki was still associating with friends she used to do drugs with and one of her friends, Norman became the next suspect. A particular fetish of the suspect became a key to solving Vicki's murder. 
33"A Killer Always Rings Twice"November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
44"Everybody Lies"November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
Lt Joe Kenda investigated the murder of church deacon Robert Walton who was killed in a public park. His investigation revealed that the well-liked deacon may be having a secret life away from his public persona, that may have led to his death. 
55"Secret Life"November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
66"Chance Encounter"November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
71"I Now Pronounce You Dead"October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
82"A Gathering of Evil"October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
93"Last Call for Murder"October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
104"The Spy Who Killed Me"October 30, 2012 (2012-10-30)
115"Slaughterhouse Six"November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)
126"Drive Thru Murder"November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13)
137"Primal Fear"November 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)
148"A Beautiful Shade of Death"November 27, 2012 (2012-11-27)
159"Shot Through the Heart"December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
1610"Mr. Violence"December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
171"Murder Bites"October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
182"River of Blood"October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
193"Weapon of Choice"October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
204"Run For Your Life"October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
215"Murder in a Bottle"October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
226"Preying on the Innocent"November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
237"Dead Man Falling"November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
248"Blood Red Highway"November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
259"My, My, Merry Christmas"November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
2610"Death Rains Down"December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
2711"Fate Worse Than Death"December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
2812"Razor's Edge"December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
2913"Blood Sisters"December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)

Ratings[edit]

The episode, A Beautiful Shade of Death, raked in over 1 million viewers for Investigation Discovery. The hour provided the network with the best 9PM slot ratings for a Tuesday in the network's history.[5]

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