The man, believed to be a follower of the religious group “Love Has Won,” informed police the lifeless girl was recognized to him as “Lia Carlson.”
He described her as the leader of the group and informed the deputies she “goes by the name ‘Mother God,'” in keeping with the affidavit.
Numerous media stories about Love Has Won establish the group’s leader as Amy Carlson. It is unclear why the man known as her “Lia” to legislation enforcement.
Carlson’s eyes were lacking when her physique was found by deputies in the home, in keeping with the affidavit.
“The mummified remains appeared to be set up in some type of shrine,” SCSO stated.
She was lifeless for at the least 4 weeks, coroner stated
The man informed 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 in search of a place to remain. When he found the mummified girl, he tried to depart, however initially the people inside the home wouldn’t let him, the courtroom paperwork stated.
Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin informed NCS that the girl had been lifeless for at the least 4 weeks, and his workplace acquired dental data Tuesday that he hopes to make use of to substantiate Carlson’s identification.
SCSO has acquired “many complaints from families within the United States” about the Love Has Won group, together with allegations of brainwashing and financial theft, in keeping 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 web site appeared to have been taken down.
The seven people arrested were charged with abuse of a corpse in addition to two counts of youngster abuse after two minors were found in the home, in keeping with the arrest affidavits.
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 the moment being held in the Rio Grande County Jail, Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick informed NCS.