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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

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Lt. Joe Kenda spent 23 years in the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he amassed a lifetime of memories catching killers and helping solve close to 400 homicide investigations. The vivid memories are brought back to life in this hourlong series, as Kenda reopens his "Murder Books" for viewers -- folders in which every detail of his murder cases is held -- to revisit the most disturbing cases still haunting him today. As he details the process of how he solved the crimes, Kendra also embarks on a personal journey, coming to terms with long-suppressed nightmares. As he says, "I don't want to tell these stories. I need to."

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Sgt. Joe Kenda faces his worst nightmare when he learns that a friend and fellow officer, Mark Dabling, has been killed in the line of duty; police conduct an all-out manhunt and discover the gunman is even more dangerous than they'd thought.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A star athlete is gunned down just weeks before starting college, leaving his family heartbroken and detectives stumped; Lt. Joe Kenda pries into the victim's personal life and learns more about his last night on Earth.
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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.
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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.
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A woman is found in the mountains, naked and covered in blood; Detective Joe Kenda's investigation leads him to uncover a world of violence and sexual fetishes, culminating in the most intense interrogation of his career.
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When a woman's severed head is found, Lt. Joe Kenda uses forensics and interrogation to find both her body and her killer; a young man's murder looks like a robbery gone wrong until Kenda investigates further.
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The discovery of a 13-year-old boy killed in an explosion shocks police and their grief turns to alarm when they discover a second, unexploded bomb; to catch the killer, Detective Joe Kenda must first figure out the bomb's intended target.
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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.
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The discovery of a family home littered with corpses leaves Lt. Kenda with the task of unwinding the paranoid obsessions of a diseased mind and forces him to face his greatest fear; a fatal beating at a motel illuminates the dark underbelly of love.
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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.
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When a drunken dispute at a biker bar turns deadly, Kenda must launch a manhunt for a pair of suspects who flee with a small boy in tow; a man is murdered in an onslaught of high caliber gunfire, but an unexpected break turns the case on its head.
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A soldier is stabbed to death at a drive-thru; Kenda's only clue is that this stabbing is somehow tied to a break-dancing competition; a 29-year-old man who moves back to Colorado Springs, Colo., is shot execution-style at his welcome home party.
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When a woman 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.
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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.
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Led astray by addiction, George Ferribee is found executed, then Lt. Joe Kenda learns the victim had recently been kidnapped and assumes the two crimes are related, but Kenda soon discovers things are much more complicated than he had expected.
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A 72-year-old man is found stabbed to death in a junkyard, 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.
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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.

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