DENVER (AP) – Authorities have arrested several people after the mummified body of the leader of the “Love Has Won” spiritual group was found wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights at a house in southern Colorado.
Amy Carlson, 45, nicknamed “Mother God” by her supporters, was found dead in a house in the small rural town of Moffat on Wednesday April 28, according to arrest affidavits for seven people, each accused of child abuse. a dead body.
A disciple told investigators he knew the woman as Lia Carlson, and a Saguache County sheriff’s corporal wrote in the affidavits that Carlson would be the leader of the group. It is not known why the follower gave the name Lia.
The disciple, who has not been charged, told investigators he took a group of people who needed a place to stay, and he found the body in a room at the back on his return. at his home Wednesday after a trip to Denver. He reported the find to police and said he believed the group had transported Carlson’s body to his home from California.
“The mummified remains appeared to have been set up in some type of shrine” and “had what appears to be glitter-type makeup around the eyes,” according to the affidavits. Investigators searched an SUV on the property and said the back seat was raised in a position “compatible with someone carrying the mummified remains.”
The Saguache County Coroner’s Office did not say when Carlson died and did not disclose the cause or mode of death.
Two children – a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy – were at the house at the time, and the seven arrested also face child abuse charges.
According to the affidavits, the sheriff’s office has received “many complaints” from families across the country that “Love Has Won” is brainwashing people and stealing their money.
Carlson’s supporters believe she communicated with the angels and was leading them to a great revival, the Denver Post reported Monday. The group, which established itself in southern Colorado in 2018, offers “intuitive spiritual ascension sessions” and sells spiritual healing products online.