Lt. Joe Kenda- Week 2- Why we should never wear skirts again

After being reassured that the real star of Homicide Hunters: Lt. Joe Kenda would appear for more than 30 seconds an episode, I decided to give it another try. Sure enough, El Paso County Associate Coroner Dr. Leon Kelly did not disappoint.

But Dear Lord this episode was even creepier than last week’s.

Things learned this week- the killer is not always the boyfriend or the Black guy.   Sometimes the killer is the out of state ex con with multiple sexual assaults who keeps a bag of pubic hair behind his waterbed.  Let me explain….

The victim is Vicki Lee Ross, who was found dead in the back seat of her car in a cemetery.  Dr. Kelly told us that she had broken fingernails down to the quick probably from scratching her attacker. Ouch. And, she had crudely shaven pubic hair that was probably done by someone else. Double ouch.  If that isn’t Dr. Kelly’s best quote of the entire series, then we’re in for a real treat this season, folks.

Vicki was found 35 blocks away from her house.  Kenda said it a few times- and was very specific- 35 blocks.  Instead of thinking about this poor girl and her family, my mind was transfixed by the 35-block radius.  Did Lt. Kenda walk these blocks and count?  Did he do simple math?  What type of cemetery is located within a city block grid?  Saying 35 blocks as a tool of measurement is like giving my height in millimeters.

Does anyone really know how far 35 blocks is?  We asked our trusty new assistant Siri, who told us it was a little over 3 miles.   Come on, Kenda, next time just say 3 miles.  I shouldn’t need to use my fancy iPhone as a Rosetta Stone to decipher your crazy number talk.

Like I said above, in twist of fate, it turns out that the killer was actually Norman Wiegand- the last person to see Vicki alive and an ex con out of Louisiana convicted of multiple sexual assaults.  (I know, right.)  Norman also has been known to unwillingly shave women’s nether regions and did I mention he has a waterbed? A waterbed with a bag of pubic hair behind it?  BINGO.  It doesn’t take Siri to figure this one out.

This time, the story ended saying that Norman Weigand is eligible for parole in November 2014. Um, What?!?  This begs the question- what happened to last week’s killer?  Are we going to see a run on murderers hit the streets of Colorado Springs soon?

Siri, I’d like you to set a calendar reminder for November 1, 2014 to make sure that I wear pants and not a skirt that day.  Ladies, the pubic hair killer could be back on the streets sooner than you think.

@KristinMiller – Senior Television Correspondent for All Things Kelly


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  1. Theresa
    November 4th, 2011 at 07:25 | #1

    We got to see Dr. Kelly twice in this episode. You are awesome Leon!

  2. November 4th, 2011 at 10:12 | #2

    Thanks, Theresa. In this particular episode I do remember being asked quite a few times about shaved pubic hair and if it was common and how it is typically shaved by oneself or by another. In essentially any other profession that may seem like a strange query, but I didn’t even notice at the time. That’s probably about the 5th weirdest thing I’d discussed that particular day. Thanks for the hilarious review KK. This is better than actually watching the show.

  3. Maya Zarchan
    November 4th, 2011 at 10:37 | #3

    Thank god for Siri and Leon!

  4. November 4th, 2011 at 10:47 | #4

    Leon, it was particular funny as you were the first in the episode to talk about pubic hair. Shane and I both looked at each other thinking- wow, this episode just got a lot more interesting…

  5. lisa
    November 4th, 2011 at 11:07 | #5

    Good review Kristin! I need to find someone local who can record this show for me…

  6. November 4th, 2011 at 11:23 | #6

    Lisa, my parents are recording it for the rest of the family. I’ve been told they were dissapointed in my airtime in the first episode. Not sure how they felt about the second. Maybe you could get it from them. Guess we could do a shaved pubic hair murder mystery marathon at Thanksgiving.

  7. November 4th, 2011 at 11:24 | #7

    @Lisa, I have them all on my DVR, with unfortunately no way of ‘exporting’ them. Maybe your smart husband can give me some pointers? Happy to send you season 1 on DVD for Christmas 😉

  8. Dawn
    November 8th, 2011 at 15:04 | #8

    @ Lisa, if you have a VCR, I can tape tonight’s episode for you. I realize this is highly unlikely. Just let me know.

  9. Marc Kohli
    November 9th, 2011 at 09:08 | #9

    @dawn – hahahahahaha – we got rid of our VHS player about 3 years ago.

  10. christy
    September 22nd, 2014 at 19:54 | #10

    Is there any way we can start a petition to give to the judge to NOT let this sicko be paroled in november this year, 2014? Id be certain we’d have enough signatures to keep this sicko sociopath behind bars until he is too old to hurt anyone anymore!

  11. Jill S
    November 4th, 2014 at 17:15 | #11

    Oh my god, is that the real Dr Leon responding?? Craziness! Such a great show and I agree that he and Kenda were both MADE for TV. Well done. And your recaps are great.

  12. Gary Lee
    November 18th, 2014 at 16:19 | #12

    Anyone know if this piece of chicken turd got a hearing on parole yet? I hate those damn plea deals, he should have got the needle.

  13. Bernell
    November 18th, 2014 at 16:33 | #13

    Do you or anyone know if Norman weigand got paroled in the Vickie Ross murder or not..It is Nov. 2014!

  14. Kristin
    November 20th, 2014 at 09:57 | #14

    @Bernell, I don’t know, but I have been wearing pants all month, just in case.

  15. becky nichols
    November 20th, 2014 at 21:32 | #15

    I want to know too, ,,, its nov 20 now

  16. January 15th, 2015 at 14:10 | #16

    I’m curious did this individual get paroled from Prison? I just watched the TV show on this case (Jan 2015.)

  17. Heidi
    January 15th, 2015 at 14:16 | #17

    I think he may have been released. I was just watching a repeat of the episode and started searching the net when I saw Nov 2014. Having a brother that was murdered I know you can do inmate searches so I went to the Colorado Inmate search site and his name comes up with nothing…

  18. J
    January 15th, 2015 at 14:18 | #18

    It is Jan 15, 2015 was this creep released ?

  19. Travis
    January 15th, 2015 at 14:46 | #19

    Sooooooooo did this guy get parolled or what???

  20. DB
    February 8th, 2015 at 20:14 | #20

    I found his mug shot here…

    ..and according to the Colorado Department of Corrections inmate search…

    There is currently no Norman Wiegand incarcerated. I even searched by just his first name and there is no name close to his.

  21. Jae Em
    March 20th, 2015 at 23:48 | #21

    So, did Norman E. Weigand get paroled in 2014??? They should do recaps for one episode a year… geez tell us these primal brain stem men are getting set loose instead of removed from the planet… we should at least get a “heads up” on it when he hits the streets. I guess he will have to register as a sex offender..right? RIGHT???
    Geez… register as a sex offender, but not as a cold hearted murderer, for murder 1.

  22. Jae Em
    March 20th, 2015 at 23:54 | #22

    Nope, nothing in the national registry either. Puke.

  23. Mark Bo
    August 11th, 2015 at 16:45 | #23

    Fortunately, albeit from a said posting from a Lt. Kenda unconfirmed, that the p.o.s. was found dead in his cell in the “summer of 2014”.

    IT does make sense why he isnt in prison registry and there is no major public awareness/revolt on his parole hearing. Hope I’m right, hope it was painful, hope there is a hell.

    My sincere condolences to the Ross family for your loss and second, the little consolation this sentence and opportunity for parole our screwed up penal system displayed; 99.9% of Americans are outraged at this and if the other .1% would please raise your hands, just give us a time and the world will/would be a better place.

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