Is it true about jane doe?

In a morgue, is it true that when they can't identify the women, do they just give her the name jane doe?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Yes. And I need to thank YOU because your question sent me on a search for this and I found some really interesting information. This apparently dates back to English Common Law. If you have time, check this out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Doe

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  • 9 years ago

    That is true. They give the men, John Doe. It is the famous story of a woman who was unnamed and we eventually found her name. So, we call everyone Jane or John Doe

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes

    girl= jane doe

    boy= john doe

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  • Loubie
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    9 years ago

    In America and Canada, yes. It's the female equivalent of John Doe.

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  • Lynn
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Yes

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes.

    And I'm thinking that would reeaally suck.

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