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. McClure and Prospect Fatal Accident

    At approximately 1:37 am on Friday, December 7, 2018, Peoria Police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Peoria and McClure for a traffic violation. Read on...
  2. I-74 School Bus-Semi Collision

    On December 5, 2018, at 8:32 pm, on westbound I-74 at mile marker 137, approximately 2 miles east of the Main Street exit on Bloomington’s south side, the Illinois State State police reported that a semi-trailer and school bus had collided head-on. Read on...
  3. Peoria County Homicide - Brandywine Drive

    On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at approximately 1:47 pm, Peoria Police responded to a report of a female having trouble with two other females in a parking lot in the 4600 block of North Brandywine Drive. Read on...
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