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A decomposed corpse found at the Cult headquarters in Colorado, identified as the leader of the group
YouTube / Love Wins DENVER – Several members of a bizarre spiritual group called “Love Wins” have been taken into custody after the group’s bad decaying body was found at its headquarters. Amy Carlson, 45, whose followers call her “Mother of God”
; was found dead in a mobile home in Casada Park, west of Crestone. Saguace County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation discovered the group’s self-proclaimed “divine being” after a message from a member told them that her body had been transported to Colorado from across the country. Death and the connection to “Love Has Won” – what law enforcement and former members used to call a “cult” – were first announced by Be Scofield. While interviewed by law enforcement, the group would not use the word “dead” when referring to Carlson’s death, according to a source familiar with the case. They claimed that Carlson was not dead, but simply out of communication. “But Carlson’s sister, Chelsea Ann Renninger, confirmed the death by posting on her Facebook:” For those of you who knew my sister Amy, I wanted to let you know we found out yesterday about her death! Please pray for us and the people involved in this terrible situation. We choose to remember who she was when she was in our lives on a regular basis, not who she became from this manipulative cult! “The sheriff of the Saguace County Sheriff’s Office, Royce Brubacher, told The Daily Beast on Friday that lawmakers found a body inside a mobile home that served as the group’s headquarters on Thursday. A law enforcement source familiar with the case added that Carlson had been dead for weeks and could have been transported from Oregon. The source said the body was in such a condition that investigators could not officially identify it with fingerprints, but witnesses confirmed that the body really belonged to Carlson. Love Has Won made a daily live stream on his Facebook page called the Daily Energy Event Update, but did not mention Carlson’s death on Friday. When The Daily Beast sent a message to the group on Facebook on Friday, someone answered with the question “what are your intentions, love” before refusing to comment on the group’s leader. In a live broadcast uploaded a week ago, members of the group mysteriously claimed that Carlson was “stagnant” and refused medical help. Image of Carlson from a 2016 video YouTube / Love Wins In a VICE documentary released in March, Carlson said he has been trying to save humanity for 19 billion years and said he believes everything society teaches , is a lie. “She believes that she is the Earth in a human body. She thinks she is the Mother of all creation, “Andrew Profachi, a former member who left the band five years ago, told The Daily Beast on Friday. Profaci said he was in a car crash in 2002 that killed his best friend and needed a spiritual adjustment when he joined the group in 2015. He became Carlson’s “Father God,” he said. he, “like the other half of Mother God. The two beings who created the universe. “Essentially, Profaci was her guardian. I loved her and cared for her every need. She drank ten shots of vodka a night. When she drank at night, she lost her cognitive abilities. She would fall and enter the walls.” Saguace County Coroner Tom Perrin told The Daily Beast that there was no indication that her death was caused by poor play, describing her body as extremely thin. “It is possible that this woman was taking colloidal silver,” he said. (The group had previously performed colloids to treat compulsive behavior.) He added that it would probably be weeks before the autopsy, including the toxicology report, was completed, and Carlson appeared to be losing weight, as shown in this background photo by YouTube / Love won The senior law enforcement source, who spoke to The Daily Beast, said that when they arrived at the home, there were two children aged 13 and 2. Inside, the 13-year-old has been admitted to family and care services. Seven members of the group were taken to Rio Grande County Jail at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in connection with the death and held in separate cells, Rio Grande Sheriff Jared Quintanos said Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Jason Castillo and Obdulia Franco Gonzalez was held under a $ 50,000 bond with two points for child abuse and one measure for forging dead human remains. Christopher Royer and Sarah Rudolph held two counts each of child abuse and carcass abuse on a $ 2,000 bond. Karin Raymond was arrested on two counts of child abuse, misuse of a corpse and false imprisonment on a $ 5,000 bond. The initial appearances for all seven will take place in the Saguace District Court on May 6. Profaci told The Daily Beast that he was up to date with the band from afar and I saw Carlson’s health deteriorating. “I saw her death come from what has happened in recent months,” he said. “I saw pictures of her. Her health has deteriorated greatly. Her legs were like toothpicks. When I was there, she felt good. He said he believed Carlson had never “deliberately” taken advantage of people, but had been “completely misled”. While he estimates the group had thousands of followers around the world while he was a member, the Colorado complex is “just a house full of free loaders that smoke a lot of pots.” “It’s gotten a lot darker since I left.” he said . “From what I heard from another member, they moved her body to Colorado for worship or something.” Carlson’s family members said in the VICE documentary that Carlson worked at McDonalds until she accepted the beliefs. of the New Age in the 1930s. On the band’s website, she claims to be in her “534th reincarnation in my quest to restore my beloved planet, the center of the universe and the first planet I created.” Supporters believe Carlson is a divine being who can heal diseases and will one day lead them into a new mystical fifth dimension – if they offer financial support to the group. But former members described the group to VICE as a “cult” and said Carlson was an alcoholic who behaved chaotically. “It’s very, very, very much, a lot of mental manipulation, a lot of brainwashing,” a former Taylor member told VICE. “She only leaves us to sleep for four hours. We have to wake up every day at 5:00 in the morning. Everything … revolves around Amy.” Profaci said the group believes it spreads awareness of spiritual awakening and helps people. “To wake up and deal with their inner BS.” The group was forced out of Hawaii last year when they tried to move into a home in Kauai. Neighbors opposed their stay and protests outside the home intensified to such an extent, that police had to facilitate the group’s safe exit, according to the Maui Police Department. “Several protests, vandalism and small fires were reported during their stay in Kauai,” Maui told police in a news release. “On Friday, September 4, the protests escalated aha and eventually the group decided to leave Kauai for their safety. “Carlson and 13 others flew back to Colorado, police said at the time. Read more in The Daily Beast. Get our most important stories in your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves into the stories that matter to you. Find out more.