DENVER (AP) – Authorities arrested several people after the mummified body of the leader of the spiritual group “Love Won” was found wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights in a home in southern Colorado.
Amy Carlson, 45, who was known as “Mother God” by her followers, was found dead in a home in the small rural town of Moffat on Wednesday (April 28th), according to warrants for the arrest of seven people, each accused of abuse with a corpse.
A follower told investigators he knew the woman as Leah Carlson, and a corporal from the Saguace County Sheriff wrote in his affidavits that Carlson considered himself the leader of the group. It is not clear why the follower gave the name Leah.
The uninvited follower told investigators he took a group of people in need of lodging, and he found the body in the back bedroom when he returned Wednesday after a trip to Denver. He reported the discovery to police and said he believed the group had transported Carlson̵
“The mummified remains appear to have been placed in some type of sanctuary” and “appear to have 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 carrying the mummified remains”.
The Saguace County Jury did not say when Carlson died and did not say the cause or manner of death.
At the time, there were two children in the home – a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, and the seven arrested were also facing charges of child abuse.
According to the 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.
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.