Office of the Coroner
The Coroner is an elected county wide official serving for a four-year term. 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 Chapter55
Role of the Coroner
The Peoria County Coroner's Office investigates all deaths occurring in Peoria County. The CORONERS CREED and the CORONER'S ACTestablishes questions that must be answered to fulfill the requirements of these investigations. These questions are: who, how, where, when, and why are the facts concerning the decedents death? Based on investigation of decedents' death, the findings of the autopsy or toxicology results, the cause and manner of death are usually determined. We seek to provide advocacy for the families and justice for the deceased; our goal is to do these tasks in the most efficient manner possible.
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 unwavered level of compassion, dignity and respect for the deceased and their families.