Colorado police have arrested seven folks in reference to the invention of a mummified physique that authorities imagine belonged to the chief of the religious group, “Love Has Received.”
Amy Carlson, 45, who led the group and was often called “Mom God” by her followers, was discovered useless in a house within the rural city of Moffat final Wednesday, in line with arrest affidavits obtained by Fox Information. Carlson’s physique was reportedly wrapped in a sleeping bag and adorned with Christmas lights.
A follower, who has not been charged, informed investigators he had taken in a gaggle of people that wanted a spot to remain, and he discovered the physique in a again bed room when he returned house Wednesday following a visit to Denver. He reported the invention to police and mentioned he believed the group had transported Carlson’s physique to his house from California.
“The mummified stays gave the impression to be arrange in some sort of shrine” and “have what seems to be glitter sort make-up on across the eyes,” in line with the affidavits. Investigators searched an SUV on the property and mentioned the again seat was laid down ready “in step with somebody transporting the mummified stays.”
Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin informed Fox Information he believes Carlson probably died roughly 4 weeks in the past. He mentioned a toxicology report is pending and his workplace is evaluating dental information to positively establish Carlson.
Two kids — a 13-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy — had been within the house on the time of the invention and the seven individuals who had been arrested are additionally going through baby abuse expenses.
In line with the affidavits, the sheriff’s workplace has acquired “many complaints” from households throughout the nation saying “Love Has Received” is brainwashing folks and stealing their cash. The group is understood to take folks in from everywhere in the world.
A web site and Fb web page for the group seems to have been taken down. A YouTube web page linked with the group is nonetheless up, nonetheless, displaying greater than 7,600 subscribers.
Carlson’s followers imagine she communicated with angels and that she was main them to an ideal awakening, The Denver Publish reported Monday. The group, which established itself in southern Colorado in 2018, affords “religious intuitive ascension periods” and sells religious therapeutic merchandise on-line.
The Related Press contributed to this report.