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. Frye Street Homicide

    On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, at 4:04pm, the Peoria Police Department, Peoria Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport were called to 711 E. Frye on a male who had been shot in the driveway. Read on...
  2. Motorcycle Fatality

    On June 8th, 2019, at approximately 11:56 a.m., local police and EMS responded to a motorcycle accident at County Highway Route 6 at 270 East Road, Mineral Township, in Bureau County. Read on...
  3. Peoria County Board Member Death

    On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Peoria County Coroner's Office was called to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency Department on the death of a 58-year-old male. Read on...
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