7 people arrested after the mummified remains of a religious group leader were found in Colorado home
(CNN) Seven people were arrested after authorities found the mummified remains of a woman who was the leader of a controversial religious group inside a rural Colorado home last week.
An arrest affidavit from the Saguache County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) said that deputies searched a home in Moffat last Wednesday after a man who lived there told police he returned to the residence and found the woman's body inside.
Moffat is located in the San Luis Valley, about 180 miles southwest of Denver,
The man, believed to be a follower of the religious group "Love Has Won," told police the dead woman was known to him as "Lia Carlson."
He described her as the leader of the group and told the deputies she "goes by the name 'Mother God,'" according to the affidavit.
Numerous media reports about Love Has Won identify the group's leader as Amy Carlson. It is unclear why the man called her "Lia" to law enforcement.
Carlson's eyes were missing when her body was discovered by deputies in the home, according to the affidavit.
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