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. Pedestrian Struck by Car and Update

    On May 11, 2018, at just around 9:00pm, the Peoria Police Department responded to a call for a pedestrian-vs-automobile accident in the 600 block of NE Adams St, City of Peoria. Read on...
  2. Loucks/Avalon Pedestrian Fatality

    At approximately 10:03 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018, Peoria Police responded to the area of the 900 block of W. Loucks at Avalon regarding a pedestrian hit by a car. Read on...
  3. 1807 S. Stanley Street Death/Police Investigation

    On 05/02/2018, at 11:41am, Peoria Police, AMT and Fire Department were called to 1807 South Stanley Street, Peoria for a 74-year-old male needing medical attention. Read on...
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