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 Coroner Case Number 21-3195: Fatal Vehicle Crash - Rural Peoria County

    On Monday, November 22, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Peoria County Sheriff's Office, Logan-Trivoli Fire Department, OSF Life Flight, and Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) responded to a one-vehicle crash... Read on...
  2. Peoria County Coroner Case Number 21-3158: Fatal Vehicle Accident

    On Friday, November 19, 2021, at approximately 5:35 p.m., Peoria Police, the Peoria Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Bryan Street. Read on...
  3. Peoria County Coroner Case Number 21-3034: Shooting Victim - South Greenlawn

    On Monday, November 8, 2021, at approximately 10:23 p.m., the Peoria Police Department responded to a Shot Spotter alert with 12 rounds fired in the 900 block of South Greenlawn in Peoria. Read on...
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