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.
On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018, at approximately 7:20am, the Peoria Police Department, Peoria Fire Department, and the Illinois State Police responded to a report of a female body found alongside the roadway on Illinois Route 6. Read on...
On February 26, 2019, at approximately 11:46pm, the Peoria Fire Department, Peoria Police Department and Advanced Medical Transport were called to 1825 W. Kettelle in Peoria for a residential structure fire. Read on...
On Friday, March 1st, from 0800-3pm, the Peoria Air National Guard’s Fatality Response Team will be here to practice setting up their mobile morgue and their equipment. Read on...