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. Carol Trumpe Passing

    It is with a heavy heart that I release the information regarding the death of former longtime Peoria County Board member, Carol Trumpe. Read on...
  2. Vehicle Fatality

    On November 10th at 01:34am, a 911 called was received for a single vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Spring Bay Rd, East Peoria, IL. Read on...
  3. Peoria County Homicide

    Saturday, November 3, 2018, at approximately 11:50am, the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to the residence at 2009 S. Laramie St, Peoria, on a woman who was unresponsive and bleeding in the front lawn. Read on...
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