Miss X was a young woman found dead in Bear, Delaware on March 18, 1967.
The unidentified woman's body was found near Porter Road, which was located in a rural area outside of Bear, Delaware. She is believed to have died somewhere else. Her legs were covered with a laundry bag that belonged to a laundry and dry cleaning company in Trenton, New Jersey. The original owner of the laundromat had since died, but relatives of the owner remembered seeing a woman similar to the unidentified woman and she was either a customer or nearby resident.
Distant maternal relatives of the unidentified woman were found in Virginia and North Carolina; however, none of the relatives that were contacted knew who she was. The unidentified woman has been buried in Potter's Field in Delaware.
In the original investigation, authorities believed the unidentified woman died as the result of an illegal abortion, due to soap-like substances found in her vaginal cavity, but it was later discovered that she'd died of untreated septicemia.
While foul play has been ruled out as a possibility, the fact she appeared to have died in a different location, and the fact she had been covered in a laundry bag, and was partially naked, makes it appear that someone dumped her at the location.
15 women have been ruled out as being the decedent.
- Long, curly, dark brown hair.
- Brown eyes.
- Fair complexion and possibly Greek, Italian, or Jewish heritage.
- Her build was described as "petite" and her bra size was estimated to be 34DD.
- Approximately three months pregnant.
- Blood type O.
- Both of her earlobes were pierced but it appeared that she hadn't worn earrings in a long time.
- The only noticeable marking she had was a vaccination scar on the front of her left thigh.
- Her teeth were in good condition and she'd most likely seen a dentist six to twelve months before her death.
Clothing and accessories
- Blue bikini style panties with the manufacturer's label removed.
- Her hair was tied back with a 1/2" by 8" red ribbon.
- The bag her legs were stuffed in was a large white cloth bag that measured 24" by 36" and read "Bag O - Storage. American Laundry. Dry Cleaning. EX4 5277."