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Just like the girl we found last night. No wounds. No drugs. No apparent cause of death. And of course... no I.D.
―Detective Dowling[src]

John Doe was how Detective Dowling of the San Francisco Police Department referred to the body of a young man found without any apparent cause of death. In fact, he had been a vampire that had been killed when Severin removed the demon spirit from him and several others.