Seven members of a controversial religious group were arrested in Colorado after the seemingly mummified remains of their cult leader was found in their possession.

The corpse of “Love Has Won” cult leader Lia (Amy) Carlson was found in a Moffat home in Saguache County on Wednesday. Referred to as “Mother God” by her followers, the 45-year-old Carlson’s remains were reportedly found wrapped in a sleeping bag and adorned with Christmas Lights, in an apparent shrine, FOX21 News reported. Some kind of glittery makeup was also reportedly applied liberally around the body’s eyes.

A search warrant was served after homeowner Miguel Lamboy, also a member of the “Love Has Won” cult, alerted Salida Police of Carlson’s mysterious death. Lamboy had allowed his fellow members, who were visiting from California, to spend the night at his Crestone, Colorado home on April 27.

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However, Lamboy was horrified to discover Carlson’s body after a visit to the property earlier this week. He reported to authorities that he found Carlson dead in his home and missing her eyes. Lamboy also described the remains as mummified because he could see the former cult leader’s exposed teeth through her lips.

In an operation by the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office, seven of the “Love Has Won” cult members present were arrested, namely: 32-year-old John Robertson, 35-year-old Christopher Royer, 35-year-old Sarah Rudolph, 45-year-old Jason Costillo, 52-year-old Obduliah Franco, 30-year-old Ryan Kramer, and 47-year-old Karin Raymond, noted KIRO-TV.

Raymond’s 13-years-old daughter and Lamboy’s 2-year-old son were also on the premises when the group was apprehended. The Sheriff’s Office has contacted the Saguache County Department of Social Services for the care of Raymond’s underage daughter.

Lamboy believes Carlson’s mummified body was transported by the group from California to his home in Colorado.

The “Love Has Won” religious group has repeatedly been referred to as a cult by law enforcement in recent months, according to the Denver Post. In September last year, members of the group, including Carlson, made headlines after being forced to leave Hawaii under a police escort after disrupting a neighborhood in Kauai.

All seven suspects are now held at the Rio Grande County Jail but will be tried by the 12th Judicial Branch. They are scheduled to be in court on Wednesday afternoon.