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7 people arrested after the mummified remains of a religious group leader were found in Colorado home

An arrest affidavit from the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) stated that deputies searched a home in Moffat final Wednesday after a man who lived there instructed police he returned to the residence and found the girl’s physique inside.

The man, believed to be a follower of the religious group “Love Has Won,” instructed police the lifeless girl was recognized to him as “Lia Carlson.”

He described her as the leader of the group and instructed the deputies she “goes by the name ‘Mother God,'” in line with the affidavit.

Numerous media reviews about Love Has Won establish the group’s leader as Amy Carlson. It is unclear why the man referred to as her “Lia” to legislation enforcement.

Carlson’s eyes were lacking when her physique was found by deputies in the home, in line with the affidavit.

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She was lifeless for a minimum of 4 weeks, coroner stated

The man instructed deputies he believed 5 of the seven people drove the girl’s physique from California to his Colorado residence, and that they confirmed up at his home on the lookout for a place to remain. When he found the mummified girl, he tried to go away, however initially the people inside the home wouldn’t let him, the court docket paperwork stated.

Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin instructed CNN that the girl had been lifeless for a minimum of 4 weeks, and his workplace obtained dental data Tuesday that he hopes to make use of to verify Carlson’s identification.

SCSO has obtained “many complaints from families within the United States” about the Love Has Won group, together with allegations of brainwashing and financial theft, in line with the affidavit.

The group has members from throughout the world, authorities say.

Attempts to find somebody in an official capability with Love Has Won were unsuccessful Tuesday and its Facebook web page and official website appeared to have been taken down.

The seven people arrested were charged with abuse of a corpse in addition to two counts of baby abuse after two minors were found in the home, in line with the arrest affidavits.

“I’m not sure what to think about this whole thing. I’ve never seen a group of people be so nonchalant about a dead person in their back room,” Saguache County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Steve Hansen instructed CNN affiliate KUSA.

It is unclear how Carlson died, and none of the people arrested have been charged with a crime associated to her demise. The man who went to police additionally has not been charged with any crime.

The seven are at present being held in the Rio Grande County Jail, Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick instructed CNN.

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