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 Case Number 21-1261: MacArthur Shell Shooting Victim

    On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at approximately 11:28 p.m., Peoria Police responded to the 200 block of N MacArthur Highway (MacArthur Shell) regarding two ShotSpotter alerts indicating multiple rounds fired. Read on...
  2. Peoria County Case Number 21-1179: Deceased Individual Found Near Lorentz Ave. in Peoria

    On Sunday, May 2, 2021 at approximately 6:39 a.m., Peoria Police responded to the foot of Lorentz Ave. in Peoria regarding a report of a body. Read on...
  3. Peoria County Case Numbers 21-1181 and 21-1182: Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities

    On Sunday, May 2, 2021, at approximately 2:04 p.m., Peoria County Sheriff's Deputies and Peoria Police responded to the intersection of Charter Oak Road and Charter Oak Lane to a two-vehicle accident with serious injuries. Read on...
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