In America, there is no shortage of reality television shows for its over 300 million citizens to be entertained or educated by. One of them is Homicide Hunter. A show which features veteran, Lt Joe Kenda a former detective at the Colorado Springs Police Department recounting one of the almost 400 homicide investigations he encountered over the course of his career. The success of the show has made Joe a public personality, and consequently, his wife, Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda.
While Joe Kenda’s path to fame might be a dark gory tale of murder and pain, his marital life, in contrast, has been one of joy and happiness. He has been in a marriage with Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda since 1967 and they have been together ever since, with their love producing two children.
Read all about her life and her relationship with her husband below.
Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda’s Early Life
Until the excellence of her husband drew the attention of the Investigation Discovery Network, Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda lived a regular life as one of the millions of wives in America and ever since her husband became a public personality, she has tried her best to stay out of the limelight.
As such, there are several background details about her that are so far unknown. Details such as her date of birth and her parents are unknown. We, however, do believe that she was born in the ’40s due to the fact she was in the same grade with her husband when they met in high school.
We also know that Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda attended college, having attended the same college with her husband, University of Pittsburgh. Sadly, there are no details on her academic history, including her course of study.
So far, the only concrete information available to us is that Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda has been the loving wife of Joe Kenda for over 50 years.
Relationship with Joe Kenda
Over the course of several decades, Hollywood has helped us dream of lasting and happy relationships. There hasn’t been a shortage of films and television shows which are geared towards expressing the possibility and beauty of lasting love. Unfortunately, however, compared to the number of films and TV shows, there are very few couples who get to experience this.
Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda is one of the lucky few who has been able to experience love in the manner that Hollywood has preached it for several decades. She met her celebrity husband, Joe Kenda back when she was in high school. The affection they developed for each other in high school followed them to college, which they attended together.
Eventually, they took their love to the altar on the 26th of December 1967, starting a journey that has lasted over 50 years. Over time, the couple has faced their own share of challenges, including one involving the stress of her husband’s job as a detective. It has, however, been a successful relationship so far.
More than the love and affection they share for each other, they also share two children – a son Daniel J. Kenda and a daughter, whose name is unknown at this point in time.
Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda’s son has followed in the footstep of his father to work in the protection of lives and properties, but rather than a police officer, he works as a US Navy Commander Intelligence Officer in Virginia. Her daughter also works in the employment of the US government.
Who is Joe Kenda?
Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda’s husband, Joe Kenda, who is the source of fame in the family is a police detective who was born on the 14th of November, 1946. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh to a family of coal miners. After completing his education through Greensburg Central Catholic High School, the University of Pittsburgh and his masters at Ohio State University, he took up a career in policing and joined the Colorado Springs Police Department, having taken interest in the puzzle of case solving.
Throughout his career as a Police Officer, he was able to achieve a magnificent record of 92% case closure rate out of 387 homicide cases he investigated over the course of his career, which means a record number of 356 homicide cases. This excellent record was deemed worthy of a television program by the Investigation Discovery Network.
The show, Homicide Hunter, which sees him narrate each case as it unfolded with input from witnesses, family, and friends of the victims, has been on the air since October 2011. The show has aired over 120 episodes with strong viewership and critic ratings.
Other Facts About Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda
- Her husband, Joe Kenda, is worth an estimated $600,000
- Her husband was in the police force for 23 years, working between 1973 and 1996.
- She is a Christian.