Spiritual leader's mummified remains found in Colorado home

Seven ‘Love Has Won’ cult members are arrested after mummified corpse of their leader Mother God is found in Colorado house ‘shrine’ – wrapped in Xmas lights, covered in glitter make-up and missing her eyes

  • Amy Carlson, 45, was known as ‘Mother God’ by the followers of ‘Love Has Won’
  • She was found dead in the cult HQ in Moffat, Colorado, on Wednesday
  • Her body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights 
  • The cause and manner of death are yet to be confirmed but investigators believe Carlson died sometime in March after ingesting colloidal silver
  • The cult had been selling the silver as a cure for COVID-19 and received an FDA warning back in April 2020
  • Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Jason Castillo, Obdulia Franco Gonzalez, Karin Raymond, Christopher Royer, and Sarah Raymone were arrested 
  • They face charges including abuse of a corpse and child abuse 
  • The Love Has Won cult was established in 2018 under the belief Carlson was a divine being who had been trying to save humanity for 19 billion years
  • One day Carlson would lead 144,000 chosen people into a new mystical fifth dimension and Donald Trump was Carlson’s father in a past life, they believed

Seven cult members have been arrested after the mummified corpse of their leader was found in a shrine in Colorado wrapped up in Christmas lights and missing its eyes with ‘glitter-type’ make up painted on.

Amy Carlson, 45, who was known as ‘Mother God’ to the followers of the ‘spiritual’ group Love Has Won, was found dead in a mobile home in the tiny, rural town of Moffat, in Saguache County, on Wednesday, according to arrest affidavits. 

Her body was found wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights in a room adorned with murals on the walls.  

The cause and manner of death are yet to be confirmed but investigators believe Carlson died sometime in March after ingesting colloidal silver, which the cult had been selling as a ‘cure’ for COVID-19 – drawing a warning from US regulators.

Carlson’s followers believed she was a divine being who had been trying to save humanity for 19 billion years and would one day lead exactly 144,000 chosen people into a new mystical fifth dimension. The members of the cult, which was founded in 2018, also believed Donald Trump was Carlson’s father in a past life.   

Alleged cult members Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Jason Castillo, Obdulia Franco Gonzalez, Karin Raymond, Christopher Royer, and Sarah Raymone were taken into custody on charges including abuse of a corpse and child abuse after law enforcement made the grim discovery, the sheriff confirmed on Monday. 

No charges have been filed.

Amy Carlson, 45, (pictured) who was known as ‘Mother God’ by her followers of the spiritual group ‘Love Has Won’, was found dead in a home in the tiny, rural town of Moffat on Wednesday, according to arrest affidavits

Seven members of Love Has Won (YouTube page above) were arrested after the mummified corpse of their leader was found in an apparent shrine in Colorado

Saguache County Sheriff Office’s deputies found the corpse in the New Age cult’s headquarters just before midnight on Wednesday following a tip off from a man thought to be a follower. 

Miguel Lamboy, who has not been charged, told investigators he had taken in a group of people who needed a place to stay, and he found the body in a back bedroom when he returned home Wednesday following a trip to Denver.  

Lamboy told investigators ‘it was obvious that Ms. Carlson was dead because her eyes were missing’, her body was mummified and her ‘teeth [were] exposed through the lips,’ the arrest warrant states.   

He also said he believed the group had transported Carlson’s body to the property from California. 

He said he knew the woman as Lia Carlson, and a Saguache County sheriff’s corporal wrote in the affidavits that Carlson is believed to be the leader of the group. 

It’s unclear why the follower provided the name Lia but former followers have said Carlson went by several different names.   

‘The mummified remains appeared to be set up in some type of shrine’ and ‘have what appears to be glitter type makeup on around the eyes,’ according to the affidavits.  

Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick told the Daily Beast Carlson’s body appeared to have been ‘cared for’ and said the eyes were missing due to decomposition.  


Karin Raymond (left) and Sarah Raymone (right) were among the seven cult members arrested


Ryan Kramer (left) and Obdulia Franco Gonzalez (right). No charges have been brought in connection to Carlson’s death


Jason Castillo (left) and Christopher Royer (right). The cause and manner of Carlson’s death is not yet known 

John Robertson pictured in mug. Two children – a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy – were also found asleep in the home at the time

‘LOVE HAS WON’ CULT: 

Love Has Won was set up in Colorado in 2018 under the belief that Carlson was a divine being who had been trying to save humanity for 19 billion years. 

The cult believed she would one day lead 144,000 chosen people into a new mystical fifth dimension.

They believed she communicated with angels and was leading them to a great awakening. 

One of the cult’s other bizarre beliefs was that Donald Trump was the cult leader’s loving father in a past life.     

Former cult members accused Carlson of brainwashing and abusing them, and forcing them to wait on her hand and foot while living with her in the cult HQ.  

Investigators searched a Nissan Rogue SUV on the property and said the back seat was laid down in a position ‘consistent with someone transporting the mummified remains.’   

Two children – a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy – were also found asleep in the home at the time.  

The teen has since been placed with social services while the toddler belongs to Lamboy, the Beast reported.  

Due to the extent of decomposition, the body is yet to be formally identified, reported the Daily Beast. 

The Saguache County coroner’s office is using dental records to try to confirm an ID.

Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told the outlet he estimates Carlson died sometime back in March.  

Foul play has not yet been ruled out but Perrin said he suspects Carlson was ingesting colloidal silver.  

Carlson’s son, Cole, told The Daily Beast his mother had been ‘taking huge amounts of colloidal silver.’   

She had told him the cult was selling the silver as a cure for COVID-19 under a business calked Gaia’s Whole Healing Essentials, LLC. 

The Food and Drug Administration sent the company a warning letter on April 1 2020 for selling ‘Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019’.

The letter shows the company was registered under Mr. Michael Lamboy.

Lamboy and Carlson may have been in a relationship, former cult member Andrew Profaci told the Daily Beast.

Cole told the Daily Beast he was not surprised to learn of his mother’s death.

Carlson pictured in the center in a YouTube video by the cult. The cause and manner of her death are yet to be confirmed but investigators believe Carlson died sometime in March after ingesting colloidal silver, which the cult was selling as a cure for COVID-19

Carlson is carried by a cult follower on a YouTube video in December 2019. The cult was established in 2018 under the belief Carlson was a divine being who had been trying to save humanity for 19 billion years

They last spoke on an unknown date over Skype where she had told him she had cancer and was eating one grilled cheese a day, he said.

Cole said he hoped her death would signal the end for the cult. 

‘It’s not a great thing, but hopefully this brings an end to the Love Has Won debacle. I hope the damage stops now,’ he said.

The family said they last heard from her in January when she spoke to her sister Tara Flores on the phone.

Carlson’s other sister Chelsea Renninger slammed the cult for not helping her as she was dying. 

‘My problem is that the cult didn’t get her help. They let her die,’ she said.  

Kramer, Robertson, Castillo, Gonzalez, Royer and Raymone are being held on two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with a dead body. 

Raymond is being held on two counts of child abuse, one count of tampering with a deceased human body, and one count of false imprisonment.  

No charges have been brought over Carlson’s death. 

Castillo is said to be the current Father God of the cult. He has a history of criminal behavior, including drinking and driving, breaking and entering, and child neglect. 

The seven arrested will appear in Saguache County court Wednesday. 

The cult was selling colloidal silver as a cure for COVID-19 under a business calked Gaia’s Whole Healing Essentials, LLC. The Food and Drug Administration sent the company a warning letter on April 1 2020 for selling ‘Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (above)

According to the affidavits, the sheriff’s office has received ‘many complaints’ from families across the country saying ‘Love Has Won’ is brainwashing people and stealing their money. 

The cult has not publicly announced the death of its leader.

However, one female follower posted a Facebook Live video on the group’s social media page saying she had ‘ascended.’ 

‘A lot is going on. And the most beautiful thing of all is that Mother of God has ascended,’ said the woman who called herself Bobby.

She cheered and clapped her hands before adding: ‘She is not in any more pain and that’s all that matters. She has ascended and she is in full power again.

‘And we celebrate because she fulfilled her contract. She did everything she came here to do which is to wake people up and she passed the torch to us.’

The cult was the focus of a new Vice series False Gods earlier this year. It showed videos of Carlson screaming obscenities, holding up a cat by its fur (above)

She continued: ‘She did not pass away. She ascended.

‘Her essence left the body of Amy Carlson at 12:22. She is indeed happy now.’ 

Bobby went on to describe Carlson’s ‘horrific’ death saying ‘she did it all for us.’ 

‘She experienced the elderly experienced having to be taken care of 24/7,’ she said.

‘She experienced the most horrific deathlike Lou Gehrig’s Parkinsons, where her  whole body was paralyzed but her brain was fully functioning.’  

Carlson set up the cult in 2018 after leaving her third marriage and job at McDonald’s.

She led her followers to believe she was a divine being who had been reincarnated 534 times and was trying to save humanity for 19 billion years. 

The cult believed she would one day lead 144,000 chosen people into a new mystical fifth dimension. 

They believed she communicated with angels and that she was leading them to a great awakening. 

One of the cult’s other bizarre beliefs was that Donald Trump was the cult leader’s loving father in a past life. 

Another is that she speaks to the late actor Robin Williams and can rid people of cancer by talking to them on the phone. 

In one video Carlson allegedly has a young child put in a small closet with the door closed for having a tantrum 

One day Carlson would lead 144,000 chosen people into a new mystical fifth dimension and Donald Trump was Carlson’s father in a past life, the cult followers believed 

Carlson ran the group with her partner, whom she refers to as ‘Father God.’ There have been several Father Gods since the cult’s inception. 

The group, which established itself in southern Colorado in 2018, offers ‘spiritual intuitive ascension sessions’ and sells spiritual healing products online.

It has about 20 full-time followers in Colorado who post daily live streams on YouTube as well as other followers all around the world. 

Former cult members accused Carlson of brainwashing and abusing them, and forcing them to wait on her hand and foot while living with her in the cult HQ. 

They have also claimed they are underfed, banned from sitting, and never paid for their work.

The cult was the focus of a new Vice series False Gods earlier this year.  

It showed videos of Carlson screaming obscenities, holding up a cat by its fur, and allegedly having a young child put in a closet for having a tantrum.    

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