The origin of this legend comes from La Paz. It tells the story of a young woman walking at night, wearing a white shawl and with black hair falling across her face.
The Woman in White once attended a dance and chose a man as her partner. They danced and spent the evening together, then the young man accompanied the woman to her home where he forgot his jacket.
The following day, he returned to ask for his jacked and to see the girl. However, he only found her mother. She was taken by surprise and told the man her daughter had been dead for years. The mother took the man to the cemetery to see the grave. A greater surprise was waiting for him. On the tombstone was his jacket!
It is said that almost every night the woman in white crosses Belisario Dominguez Street without stopping for any obstacle until reaching the top of Bonifacio Topete Street where she disappears into the Briseño bakery. Several people, men and women, have seen and claimed to have spoken with her. She asks for the young man and shares her story.