|Real Name/Full Name||Joseph Patrick Kenda|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Joe Kenda|
|Birth Place:||Herminie, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||28 August 1946|
|Age/How Old:||77 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –William
|School:||Greensburg Central Catholic High School|
|College:||University of Pittsburgh|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Mary Kathleen Mohler|
|Kids/Children Name:||Dan, Kris|
|Profession:||Retired Colorado Springs Police Department detective|
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Joseph Patrick Kenda is an American who is a retired Colorado Springs Police Department, as a detective lieutenant. In the course of his 23 years career, he has been involved with 387 homicide cases, out of which he solved 356 with a closure rate of 92%. Currently, he is featured in the Investigation Discovery television, where he hosts the Homicide Hunter show. In this show, he talks about the cases he solved.
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Biography and Early Life
Joe Kenda was born in Herminie, Pennsylvania, on 28 August 1946, where he was also raised. He is the son of William and Virginia Kenda. His father was an intelligence officer during World War II in the United States. He later started a trucking business.
He was fascinated with crime from a young age, and especially murder. At one time during his childhood trips, he saw a sign near a primate house indicating the most dangerous animal on earth around this corner. When he passed the corner, he found himself starring at a mirror.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Joe Kenda in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joe Kenda’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2023 having been born on 28 August 1946. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.
Kenda graduated in 1964 from Greensburg Central Catholic High School. He later joined the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. He married his high school girlfriend while in university. In 1970, he earned his master’s degree in International Relations from Ohio State University.
He was to join Foreign Service after graduating but abandoned it after he was unimpressed by Central Intelligence Agency. He worked in his father’s trucking business before moving with his family to Colorado Springs to join the police department.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Kenda got married to the love of his life, Mary Kathleen Mohler, on 26 December 1967. They had dated from their high school days. Together they have two sons, Dan, who is a retired commander in the United States Navy, and Kris, who is also a retired Air Force major, in the United States. They have also appeared in some episodes of Homicide Hunter, one being in “Married to the Job,” which aired on 6 February 2019, and “The End,” which aired on 29 January 2020.
Is Joe Kenda Gay?
No. Joe is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has not been involved in such rumors. He has been happily married for a long time to Kathy Mohler and together has two children. They live happily together and are neither fighting nor planning to divorce.
Kenda joined Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) as a homicide detective. He worked with them for over nineteen years, where he was able to investigate 387 homicide cases. He solved 356 out of these cases with a 92% closure rate with his ability to detect when people are lying. When he investigated the case of Dianne Hood, who had been murdered by the same person who stole her purse, the case met Hollywood standards. It also got the attention of different media such as People Magazine and several books.
His wife once convinced her husband to retire as he would be killed one day as he came home late. The family moved to Falcon, Colorado, where he retired after three years. He explained in an interview and in his book that his decision to retire was after a case of a 74 years old man who had sexually assaulted his grandson. Having not enough interrogation rooms on that day, he decided to hear the case in his office. After the man justified his abuse by saying the boy came to him, he felt like killing him and attacked him and left him after fellow officers intervened.
He wrote his resignation letter to be effective 1 September 1996. However, he was not happy with the retirement for some years. He then worked as a special needs bus operator. His later job and his resignation from CSPD are shown in the final episode of Homicide Hunter, The End.
His television career started after he was approached by Patrick Bryant to start a show acting as a homicide detective. Although he was reluctant at first, he eventually agreed. They started the show Homicide Hunter in September 2011, which aired on the Investigation Discovery network. “The End” was their finale series which aired on 29 January 2020. His nest series, “American Detectives,” was announced in December 2020 and premiered on 4 January 2021.
Joe has been popular all through with his ability to solve cases. He was featured in People Magazine, where he talked about the success of solving criminal cases. The show he was hosting, Homicide Hunter, won Telly Award in 2013.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joe Kenda in 2023
As of 2023, Kenda has an estimated net worth of about $4 million. He acquired his wealth from his former career as a Colorado Springs Police Department detective. He has also earned his income from the show he hosted, Homicide Hunter.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He is also active in social media platforms such as Twitter, with over 62k followers.
- Most of his family members worked in coal mining, and his grandfather met his death while mining coal.
Joe Kenda is a unique man with his ability to solve various criminal cases. He was able to solve most cases with a 92% closure rate. He was able to achieve this as he had a great passion for his career. He is also a renowned television personality, known in the whole of the United States.