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‘Mummified’ cultist corpse found with glittery makeup but no eyes
Illustration photo by The Daily Beast / YouTubeDENVER – The mummified body of a New Age cult leader discovered by law enforcement last week near Crestone, Colorado, had been placed in a sanctuary and appeared to be lacking in eyes, reveal arrest affidavits. Investigators arrived Wednesday, the remains had “… what appears to be glitter-type makeup around the eyes,” according to Corporal Steve Hanson of the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office. The documents, obtained by The Daily Beast, also describe the body – it is believed to be that of Amy Carlson, 45, known to her followers as ‘Mother God’ – as being adorned with tree lights. of Christmas. The group in question, “Love Has Won” (LHW) has already been described by supporters and law enforcement as a “cult”. Sheriff’s deputies found the body at LHW headquarters in rural Saguache County just before midnight on Wednesday. Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick said in an interview Monday that the body was “groomed” and the eyes were missing from the decomposition. Carlson’s son Cole told the Daily Beast he had expected his mother to be dead for some time. “It’s not a good thing, but I hope it ends the Love Has Won debacle,” he said in an interview on Monday. “I hope the damage will stop now.” “My problem is that the cult didn’t help her,” added Carlson’s sister Chelsea Renninger, “They let her die.” The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office was responding to advice from a man named Miguel Lamboy, a suspected member of the group, during his visit to headquarters on Wednesday. According to an affidavit, Lamboy told them, “… it was obvious that Mrs. Carlson was dead because her eyes were gone.” Mr Lamboy said the body appeared to be mummified with Ms Carlson’s teeth exposed through the lips. Lamboy also said he believed the mummified remains were brought to Colorado from California. Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told the Daily Beast on Monday that he could not officially identify the corpse by fingerprints because it is so poorly decomposed. But he added that he was working to use dental records to obtain identification, and believed the person had been dead for some time in March. Perrin said in an email he had not ruled out an act. criminal, but “that he won’t know. for sure until the autopsy is completed.” Perrin described the scene where Carlson’s body was found as “heavily decorated with murals on the walls and Christmas lights all around, “adding that he suspected Carlson was ingesting colloidal silver. He last spoke to his mother via Skype, and at the time she told him that ‘She had cancer and was eating a grilled cheese a day, but suspected something worse. “I know she was taking huge amounts of colloidal silver.” Cole told the Daily Beast. He added that his mother told him they were selling the money as a cure for the coronavirus as part of a known business penny It’s called Gaia’s Whole Healing Essentials, LLC, but the FDA has them shut down. On Wednesday evening, deputies from the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office also found two children, aged 13 and 2, asleep. The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the 13-year-old had been placed with social services. According to the arrest file, the two-year-old belongs to Lamboy, who could not be reached immediately for comment. Seven members of the “sect” were taken into custody on various charges, including child abuse and mistreatment of a dead body. No one has been charged for Carlson’s death. When Lamboy alerted law enforcement to Carlson’s body, he told them her name was “Lia”. But former LHW member Andrew Profaci told the Daily Beast that Carlson had at least half a dozen different names; he also suggested that she may have had some sort of relationship with Lamboy. “She used this name very early on before I joined the team, but she still used it when she and Miguel were together,” Profaci said. “She never used the name.” Amy. If you called her Amy, you said her. You said she’s not Mother God. As far as she was concerned, Amy Carlson was nobody. ” Love Has Won did not publicly announce that Carlson is deceased, but instead used their own language to describe her passing. LHW member Bobby Barbara took to Facebook on Sunday proclaiming, “She’s not. passed away. She went up. Her essence left her body. “She went on to describe a horrific death” … like Lou Gehrig’s Parkinson’s, where her whole body was paralyzed but her brain was functioning fully. “After being contacted on Facebook, Barbara declined to comment, saying “Does that matter? Either way, you’re not going to be telling the truth. A person at a phone number previously listed on a now-defunct Love Has Won website suggested the group had been “disbanded” and declined to comment for this story. Carlson’s family say they don’t much believe what LHW claims about his death. “Finding out that she had been dead for that long without knowing she was dead is worrying,” Renninger said. The last time they heard from Carlson was in January when another sister, Tara Flores, spoke to her on the phone, she said. The Daily Beast. “She said she was in a lot of pain and was at peace,” Flores said. After that, the family texted Carlson, but they said they could never be sure the person on the other end was her.The Love Has Won website went offline over the weekend, but their Facebook page remains active. The group has a “Daily Energy Update” in which the members discuss what they call “divine decrees” and now share old videos of Carlson. On Wednesday afternoon, suspected imprisoned cult members will have their first day in Saguache County Court. Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Jason Castillo, Obdulia Franco Gonzalez, Christopher Royer and Sarah Raymone were each held on two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with a deceased human body. on two counts of child abuse, one count of falsifying a deceased human body and one count of false imprisonment. At one point, Lamboy told investigators after discovering the body, that he was not allowed to leave LHW headquarters with his son. Sheriff Warwick said the seven defendants had public defenders from the 12th. Colorado judicial district assigned to them. The lawyers could not be reached immediately for comment. For his part, Warwick said he had never had a problem with the group before. “They have always been very polite,” he said. “There were no criminal problems.” Family members who say they have lost loved ones to LHW watch with interest, hoping law enforcement has intervened in a tragedy they could not control. “I’m sad. For the most part, she was still my mother, ”said Carlson’s son Cole. Still, he added, “It’s super weird to tell people, ‘My mom thinks she’s a God.’ Learn more about The Daily Beast. inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.