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. Ann Street Homicide

    Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 5:42 pm, Peoria Police responded to the area of the 2800 block of West Ann regarding a ShotSpotter alert of 22 rounds fired. Read on...
  2. ND High School Coach Passing

    It is with a heavy heart this Mother’s Day that we release the passing of Notre Dame High School Coach, 32-year-old Sean Gillen, of Peoria. Read on...
  3. Motorcyclist Death/Identity Released

    On Saturday, May 4th, the Peoria County Coroner’s office was summoned to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for a female who had been pronounced deceased following a motorcycle accident. Read on...
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