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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)
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)