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. Taft Homes Homicide

    Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 11:13 pm, Peoria Police responded to the Taft Homes (530 Northeast Adams) regarding a caller requesting an ambulance for an individual inside of an apartment. Read on...
  2. 3400 Block of North Western Avenue Stabbing

    On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approximately 4:24 pm, the Peoria Police responded to the area of Schmoeger Park (3400 block of North Western Ave. on a report of a large fight. Read on...
  3. Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide Workshop

    - The Peoria County Coroner’s Office will be hosting a one-hour workshop titled, “Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide” on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Read on...
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