Retired CSA agent Cathy Davis is called in to help solve mysteries.

Jane Doe - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2005-01-21

Jane Doe - John Doe - Netflix

“John Doe” , “John Roe” or “Richard Roe” (for men), “Jane Doe” or “Jane Roe” (for women), and “Baby Doe”, “Janie Doe” or “Johnny Doe” (for children), or just “Doe” or “Roe” are multiple-use names that have two distinct usages. Firstly, and especially in the United States, Canada and Ireland, they may refer to an unidentified person, or a party in a legal action whose identity is being withheld officially. In the context of law enforcement in the United States, such names are often used to refer to a corpse whose identity is unknown or unconfirmed. Secondly, such names are also often used to refer to a hypothetical “everyman” in other contexts, in a manner similar to “John Q. Public” or “Joe Public”. In other English-speaking countries, unique placeholder names, numbers and/or codenames have become more often used in the context of police investigations. This has included the United Kingdom, where usage of “John Doe” originated during the Middle Ages. However, the legal term John Doe injunction (or John Doe Order), has survived in English law and other legal systems influenced by it. Other names used informally such as “Joe Bloggs” or “John Smith” have sometimes been informally used as placeholders for an everyman in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, such names are seldom used in legal or police circles in the same sense as John Doe. Well-known legal cases named after placeholders include: the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision regarding abortion: Roe v. Wade (1973) and; the civil cases Doe dem. John Hurrell Luscombe v Yates, Hawker, and Mudge (1822) 5 B. & Ald. 544 (England; 1822), McKeogh v. John Doe (Ireland; 2012) and Uber Technologies, Inc. v. Doe I (California; 2015). Use of “John Doe” in the sense of an everyman, includes: the 1941 film Meet John Doe and; the 2002 US television series John Doe. Use of “Jane Doe” in the sense of an unidentified corpse, includes: the 2016 film The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

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8.02 If an unknown person has possession of the confidential personal information and is threatening to disclose it, a 'John Doe' injunction may be sought against that person. The first time this form of injunction was used since 1852 in the United Kingdom was in 2005 when lawyers acting for JK Rowling and her publishers obtained an interim order against an unidentified person who had offered to sell chapters of a stolen copy of an unpublished Harry Potter novel to the media.

In the UK, usage of “John Doe” survives mainly in the form of John Doe Injunction or John Doe Order (see above).

This particular use became obsolete in the UK in 1852:

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