As a witness on a trial list, what does "Jane Doe #8" signify?
-----In a list of witnesses in a federal trial, I saw "Jane Doe #2" and "Jane Doe #8" listed, along with many ordinary names. Why do they give a name like "Jane Doe #8"? That is hiding the name, not giving it. ---Thanks, Jim
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
jane doe protects the identity of a person...
same with john doe.
courts also use these to name unknown victims
- 1 decade ago
sometimes its a person they havnt found yet and dont know her name lots of times its a way of holding a space for someone you may get to testify later seeing how discovery allows each party to see the case or defense thats going to be presented in court
- Ahmed DLv 51 decade ago
i dont know , why they do that, my friend.