The mummified corpse of the leader of the “Love Has Won” cult was found enshrined with Christmas lights in a Colorado home, authorities said.
Amy Carlson, 45, who was known as “Mother God” by her followers, was found dead, wrapped in a sleeping bag in the rural town of Moffat on Wednesday, according to arrest affidavits.
A follower told authorities that he had taken in a group of people who needed a place to stay, and later discovered the body upon returning home from a trip to Denver.
He added that he believed the group had transported Carlson’s body from California to his home.
The Saguache County coroner’s office has not released the cause or manner of the death.
Authorities said the “mummified remains appeared to be set up in some type of shrine” and the body was decorated with Christmas lights.
The corpse also had “what appears to be glitter type makeup on around the eyes,” authorities said.