Colorado police have arrested seven people in connection with the discovery of a mummified body that authorities say belongs to the leader of the “Love Has Won” spiritual group.
Amy Carlson, 45, who led the group and was known as “Mother God” by her followers, was found dead at a home in the provincial town of Moffat last Wednesday, according to arrest warrants received by Fox News. Carlson’s body was reportedly wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights.
An unnamed follower told investigators he took a group of people in need of lodging, and he found the body in the back bedroom as he returned Wednesday after a trip to Denver. He reported the discovery to police and said he believed the group had transported Carlson’s body to his home in California.
“The mummified remains appear to have been placed in some type of sanctuary” and “have around glitter make-up around their eyes,” according to the affidavits. Investigators searched a jeep on the property and said the back seat had been placed in a position “in accordance with someone transporting the mummified remains”.
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Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told Fox News that he believes Carlson may have died about four weeks ago. He said a toxicology report was forthcoming and his office was comparing dental records to positively identify Carlson.
Two children – a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy – were at the home during the discovery, and the seven people arrested also face charges of child abuse.
According to sworn statements, the sheriff’s office has received “many complaints” from families across the country saying that “Love has won” is brainwashing people and stealing their money. It is known that the group accepts people from all over the world.
The group’s website and Facebook page appear to have been removed. The group’s YouTube page is still running, showing more than 7,600 subscribers.
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Carlson’s followers believe she interacted with angels and led them to a great awakening, The Denver Post reported on Monday. The group, which established itself in southern Colorado in 2018, offers “spiritual intuitive ascension sessions” and sells spiritual healing products online.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.