The man, believed to be a follower of the “Love Has Won” religious group, told police the deceased woman was known to him as “Lia Carlson”.
He described her as the leader of the group and told MPs that she “is called ‘Mother God’,” according to the affidavit.
Numerous media reports on Love Has Won identify the frontman of the group as Amy Carlson. It is not known why the man called her “Lia” to the police.
Carlson’s eyes were missing when his body was discovered by deputies at the house, according to the affidavit.
“The mummified remains appeared to be settled in some type of shrine,” SCSO said.
She’s been dead for at least four weeks, coroner said
The man told MPs he believed five of the seven people drove the body of the California woman to his Colorado residence and showed up at his home looking for a place to stay . When he found the mummified woman, he tried to leave, but at first people inside the house wouldn’t let him, according to court documents.
Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told CNN the woman had been dead for at least four weeks and his office received dental records on Tuesday that he hopes to use to confirm Carlson’s identity.
SCSO has received “numerous complaints from families in the United States” about the Love Has Won group, including allegations of brainwashing and theft of money, according to the affidavit.
The group has members from all over the world, authorities say.
Attempts to locate someone in an official capacity with Love Has Won failed on Tuesday and their Facebook page and official website appear to have been taken down.
The seven people arrested were charged with abuse of a corpse as well as two counts of child abuse after two minors were found at the house, according to arrest affidavits.
It is not known how Carlson died and none of those arrested have been charged with a crime related to his death. The man who went to the police was also not charged with any crime.
The seven are currently being held in the Rio Grande County Jail, Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick told CNN.