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. Utica Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash

    On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at around 6:42 p.m., the Utica Fire Department was alerted to a man injured in a snowmobile crash behind the former Utica Elevator, now a museum and conference center operated by the LaSalle County Historical Society. Read on...
  2. Pedestrian Struck by Car in West Peoria

    At approximately 2:28 a.m., in the early morning hours of January 20, 2019, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office and EMS were dispatched to 3016 W. Farmington Road near Swords Avenue where they found 39-year-old John I. Lackey lying on the pavement. Read on...
  3. First Homicide of 2019

    On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at approximately 5:03 am, Peoria Police responded to a Shot Spotter alert of five rounds in the 2300 block of West Marquette. Read on...
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