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. Case Number 21-0605: Shooting Victim

    On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at approximately 5:12 p.m., Peoria Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert indicating three rounds fired in the 1800 block of N Peoria Ave. Read on...
  2. Peoria County Case No 21-0472: Deceased Inmate

    On Sunday, February 14, 2021, just after 1:00 a.m., Corrections staff at the Peoria County Jail discovered a male inmate hanging in his cell, located in a general population housing area of the Jail. Read on...
  3. Peoria County Case No. 21-0454: Vehicle Accident Fatality

    On Friday, February 12, 2021 at approximately 5:58 pm, Peoria Police and Peoria Fire were dispatched to the 100 block of S Western Ave regarding an accident with unknown injuries. Read on...
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