Dakota County John Doe was a man found in an advanced stage of decomposition on the bottoms at a point six miles south of Mendota, Minnesota by a local Frenchman named Joseph Cursoll. He is believed to be a pauper of German heritage. No missing persons reports were active at the time of his discovery. He is buried in the Potters Field of Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings, Minnesota. Few details are available in his case.