CRESTONE, Colo. (CBS4) – Seven cult members have been officially charged after the mummified body of their leader of the “Love Has Won” cult was found. Deputies in Saguache County found Amy Carlson’s mummified body in a home in Crestone after a call from the father of a 2-year-old who said his son was being held in the home.

Love Has Won

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Carlson, who also went by Lia, started her foray into the world of Love Has Won in 2006, according to her family during an appearance on “Dr. Phil” in September 2020.

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The cult seems to have first been founded in Crestone but it is believed that is not where Carlson died, even though that’s where her mummified body was found decorated with glitter and Christmas lights. Carlson had been ill for some time, and authorities say foul play is not suspected in her passing.

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Seven cult members were arrested after the discovery: Christopher Royer, Sarah Rudolph, Jason Castillo, John Robertson, Obduia Franco, Ryan Kramer and Karin Raymond. They face charges related to abuse of a corpse and child abuse.

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Amy Carlson (credit; Dr. Phil Show)

After Kramer and Raymond were released from jail, they spoke with CBS4’s Rick Sallinger. When asked if they believed Carlson would be in reincarnated, they said they didn’t know but Kramer added, “Maybe she will come off a starship.”

Jennifer McRae