The remains are believed to be that of Amy Carlson, 45, known to her followers as “Mother God,” who was a self-proclaimed “divine being” from the group Love Has Won.
The group had been described as a “sect” by the police and its followers. The daily beast.
The investigation into the corpse led to the arrest of seven members of the group on various counts, including child abuse and mistreatment of a corpse. But no one has been charged for Carlson’s death.
The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body on Wednesday after receiving information from suspected member of the group, Miguel Lamboy.
The affidavit stated that Mr. Lamboy had stated: “… it was obvious that Mrs. Carlson was dead because her eyes were missing. Mr Lamboy said the body appeared to be mummified with Ms Carlson’s teeth exposed through the lips.
The body was found in the group’s headquarters, a mobile home, in rural Saguache County with “what appears to be makeup glittering around the eyes” and adorned with Christmas tree lights, according to the affidavit.
It is suspected that the eyes were missing due to the decomposition of the body.
Carlson was considered dead for weeks and his body could have been transported to Colorado from Oregon, according to Mr Lamboy.
Saguache County officials said the official identity of the corpse had not been confirmed because its body was too decomposed to be verified with fingerprints. But dental records would be used for the identification and determination of the time of death of the person.
Describing the scene where the body was found, Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin said Daily beast that the room was “very decorated with murals on the walls and Christmas lights all around” and two children aged 13 and 2, asleep in the mobile home.
He suspected Carlson was ingesting colloidal silver – a formulation she was selling as a cure for the coronavirus.
His sister Chelsea Ann Reninger confirmed Carlson’s death on an obituary posted on Facebook.
She said, “For those of you who knew my sister Amy, I wanted to let you know that we learned of her passing yesterday! Please pray for us and those involved in this terrible situation. We choose to regularly remember who she was when she was in our lives and not who she became through this manipulative cult!
Love Has Won did not announce the death of its leader but one of the members posted an encrypted message which read: “She is not deceased. She went up. His essence left his body. The group member described the death saying his body was paralyzed but his brain was functioning.