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. R.B. Garrett Ave,/Richard Pryor Place/Hightower Street Homicide

    On Saturday, July 6 at approximately 5:08 a.m., the Peoria Police Department, Peoria Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport responded to the area of R.B. Garrett Ave., Richard Pryor Place, and Hightower St. in Peoria. Read on...
  2. Peoria County Jubilee Rd. Motor Vehicle Death

    On July 12, 2019, at 0949am, the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Dunlap Fire Department and Advanced Medical Transport were called to Princeville-Jubilee blacktop on the report of a collision between two Ford, full-size pick-ups. Read on...
  3. I-74 Motor Vehicle Death

    On July 6, 2019, at 7:47pm, the Peoria Police Department, Illinois State Police, Peoria Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport were called to I-74 East Bound at Mile Post 90 for a head-on, two-vehicle traffic collision at the Gale exit. Read on...
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