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    John Doe is used in law courts, legal papers, etc., to refer to any person whose name is unknown.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    John Doe has two definitions: (1) A fictitious name used in law to designate a person unknown. (2) In Wisconsin, a secret investigative proceeding conducted before a judge regarding alleged criminal conduct.

    State Bar of Wisconsin. “News Reporters’ Legal Handbook”, 6th Ed. (2013)