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. Mossville Road Peoria Fatality

    At approximately 7:39pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018, Peoria Fire Department, Advanced Medical Transport and Peoria Police responded to the area of the 400 block of West Mossville Road regarding a rollover accident. Read on...
  2. Cottonwood Road/Rt 8 Second Fatality

    On Sunday morning, July 22nd, at 0123am, the Peoria County Sheriff’s office, BYE ambulance, and the Brimfield Fire Department were notified of a two-vehicle accident with injuries at Cottonwood Road and Southport Road (Route 8). Read on...
  3. Adams and Liberty/Man Found Down

    On Saturday evening, July 21st, at 7:39pm, the Peoria County Coroner’s office was notified of a male slumped in the parking lot at the coroner of Adams Street and Liberty (behind the building named Lover’s Playground), whom was deceased. Read on...
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