08-11-2007, 03:45 AM #1
Jane/John Doe Case Nicknames Idea
This is an idea I had today and I wanted to share it with everyone here and my idea was is that members here can give a nickname to a John/Jane Doe case (local or international) so that they have a name to refer to other than John/Jane Doe or Unidentified Male/Female/Victim (Victim is unknown gender only!!). This is an optional idea
08-15-2007, 12:28 AM #2
Sounds like a good idea to me, as long as everyone can agree on a name. They would be easier to keep track of and remember which is which.
08-15-2007, 01:44 AM #3
I always thought "Dana" was a good name for 23UFCA because of where she was located. For some reason I haven't been able to picture her with another nickname
08-16-2007, 03:16 PM #4Registered User
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I can tell you that in anthropology, we do not give nicknames to remains out of respect for them. Maybe that is why a lot of the cases do not have nicknames?
08-16-2007, 03:26 PM #5
08-17-2007, 08:28 AM #6Registered User
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If there is already a nickname in use by LE that I know of, I might title my post "Glen Burnie Oscar Doe", combining the location with LE's nickname.
I also include the age, city, and state in my post titles, along with "missing", "murdered", etc to indicate the nature of the case.
Generally, I do not make up nicknames for the title, but I may refer in a post to a John/Jane Doe as "Cali" or to a suspect as "TRM", or some other nickname/acronym that has come into general usage during discussions on these boards.
I certainly mean no disrespect to the deceased or his/her family in doing this.
You are right, however, in that it probably helps readers and posters on these boards remember a certain case - especially when searching for it again.
08-17-2007, 01:32 PM #7
I forgot about Oscar Doe
Hot Case 383 was nicknamed "April Hope" by New York LE
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