Mummified cult leader found dead, wrapped in Christmas lights in Colorado


MOFFAT, CO – The remains of Amy Carlson, 45, have been found in a Colorado home. Known as “The Mother of God”, Carlson was the leader of the “Love Has Won” cult and now several cult members are facing charges, according to ABC News.

“The remains were found in a back bedroom lying on a bed wrapped in what appeared to be a sleeping bag. What appeared to be glitter-type makeup was found around the woman’s eyes. The body was decorated with Christmas tree lights and “appeared to be set up in some type of shrine,” a police report said.

A follower told investigators he knew the woman as Lia Carlson, and a Saguache County sheriff’s corporal wrote in the affidavits that Carlson is believed to be the leader of the group. It’s unclear why the follower provided the name Lia.

The follower, who has not been charged, told investigators he had taken in a group of people who needed a place to stay, and he found the body in a back bedroom when he returned home Wednesday following a trip to Denver. He reported the discovery to police and said he believed the group had transported Carlson’s body to his home from California.

ABC NEWS – Spiritual leader’s mummified remains found in Colorado home

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