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. Peoria County Coroner's Office Named “Lifesaving Partner”

    On October 12, the Peoria County Coroner's Office in Peoria, Ill. has been recognized by Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network for outstanding achievement in addressing the critical need for organ and tissue donation. Read on...
  2. Mission Statement and Core Values

    This morning, the Peoria County Coroner’s office launched our new Mission Statement and Core Values. Read on...
  3. Princeville-Jubilee Rd Accident Fatality

    On October 9, 2018, at around 5:45pm, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Akron-Princeville Fire Department, Dunlap Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport were called to Princeville-Jubilee Rd. Read on...
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