A WIDOW who faked being pregnant with twins to her in-laws before vanishing days before she claimed she was due to give birth has been found alive and safe, police say.
Elizabeth Jasso, 31, was reported missing last Thursday by her mother-in-law, Blanca Gonzalez, after she left her home in Baytown, Texas, to visit her husband's grave and never returned.
Gonzales initially said she was "very worried" about Jasso and desperate to find her.
She said she was fearing the worst because she believed her daughter-in-law was 40 weeks pregnant with twin boys.
Jasso also told her she was due to be induced into labor on the day that she vanished, Gonzales said.
However, in the days that followed, Gonzales and her family discovered that Jasso was never actually pregnant.
Jasso, who reportedly can't even have children, faked her entire pregnancy and even brought ultrasound images online to trick her in-laws.
Officials with the Baytown Police Department told ABC13 that Jasso met with investigators at 1pm on Tuesday.
They said she is safe and well, and that no foul play or crime occurred.
She was also not pregnant before she disappeared last week, police said.
Questions around her disappearance and the events leading up to it remain for Gonzales and other family members.
Before she met with police on Tuesday, Jasso was last seen alive at her husband's graveside.
Milko Jasso, 29, was shot dead in February of this year, Police Chief Eric Freed previously revealed.
An investigation determined that Milko Jasso started a physical confrontation with a 20-year-old woman and her 36-year-old boyfriend inside their home.
At some point during the fight, the woman retrieved a handgun and shot Jasso. No charges were filed.
While mystery continues to surround Elizabeth Jasso's disappearance, Gonzalez told ABC13 that she feels betrayed by her daughter-in-law and wants answers.
'AT A LOSS FOR WORDS'
In a since-deleted Facebook post, she wrote: "I am completely at a loss of words with what I have discovered … Me and my family and friends have been deceived by my daughter-in-law.
"This is my daughter in law she has faked her pregnancy with fake ultrasound photos and we had no clue at all being that I lost my son a few months ago and her I was and everyone else thinking we were waiting on the arrival of my grandsons.
"So Liz if you are seeing this thank you for getting our hopes up I just ask you to come home and come forward with answers.”
Jasso's cousin-in-law Victoria Cruz-Ramirez, meanwhile, told the network that the entire ordeal has felt like a "novella. A Lifetime movie."
She said the "puzzle came together" when Jasso's father and sister came by their home two days after she was first reported missing.
"The sister and the father said that, 'You know she wasn't pregnant.' They figured that she was faking the pregnancy. She couldn't even have kids."
Cruz-Ramirez said she hoped that Jasso was okay and called for her to be mentally evaluated.
Before she was found police said they believed she was "suffering from a crisis" but declined to provide more details.
Her father also expressed fears for his daughter's safety, adding: "We're very worried. Very worried about her and her babies."
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