1. Jamie Harwood
    Jamie Harwood, BSN, RN, CFN
    Peoria County Coroner

Peoria County Coroner's Mission

The Peoria County Coroner's Office exists to serve the Peoria County community by providing judicious Medico-Legal death investigations in a skilled and considerate manner, while providing an unwavering level of compassion, dignity and respect for the deceased and their families.

Office of the Coroner

The Coroner's office is a law enforcement agency that investigates the manner and cause of deaths that occur in the county. In Illinois, the statutes governing the office are mainly found in the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 55.

Role of the Coroner

The Peoria County Coroner's Office investigates all deaths occurring in Peoria County. The Coroner's Creed and the Coroner's Act establishes questions that must be answered to fulfill the requirements of these investigations. These questions are: who, how, where, when, and why, i.e. what are the facts concerning the decedents death? Based on investigation of the decedents' death, the findings of the autopsy and/or toxicology results, the cause and manner of death are usually determined. We seek to provide advocacy for families and justice for the deceased; our goal is to do these tasks in the most efficient manner possible.   


  1. Wilcox Ave Shooting

    The Peoria County Coroner’s office was notified of a male whom had been found dead in the driver’s seat of his car, in front of the residence at 608 W Wilcox. Read on...
  2. Warren County Double Traffic Fatality

    On June 6, 2018, in the late afternoon, an elderly female and male were traveling west bound on IL 94 in a grey 2015 Nissan Altima, and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of IL135. Read on...
  3. 245 Green Street Shooting

    On 06-03-2018, at 02:24am, Peoria City Police, Fire and AMT were dispatched to 245 Green Street for a shot spotter, and shots heard in the area. Read on...
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