Cause of death revealed for mummified Colorado ‘Cult’ leader found without eyes

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Amy Carlson, den leader of a New Age sect known as Love Has Won, died due to relapse caused by alcohol abuse, anorexia and dosing of colloidal silver, according to an autopsy report from the El Paso County Coroner’s Office in Colorado.

The mystery originally covered Carlson’s death after her mummified body was discovered in April in a green sleeping bag with eyes missed in a home in Crestone, Colorado, arrest warrants revealed at the time. Police had raided the home after being alerted by a member of the group, who said Carlson’s body had been transported to a mobile home that served as the group’s headquarters from across the country.

Several members of Love Has Won, who referred to Carlson as “Mother God”, was remanded in custody after her body, which had been in disarray for about a month, was found. In interviews with law enforcement, the group claimed Carlson was not dead but was simply “out of communication.”

Dilapidated body of ‘Cult’ leader found in Colorado HQ

But in a report obtained by The Guru Magazine, stated Dr. Emily Russell that Carlson “died as a result of global decline in the environment of alcohol abuse, anorexia and chronic colloidal silver intake.”

Corporal Steve Hanson of the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office has previously said investigators found human remains with “what appears to be glitter-type makeup on around the eyes.”

While conducting an external examination, Russell similarly remarked about the body’s missing eyes, which she said were “not valued secondarily to degradation,” but showed no signs of trauma.

At just 75 lbs, Carlson had a tie-dye fleece shawl draped around her bony shoulders and an imitation fur scarf and bandana rocking the blue-gray skin around her neck, Russell wrote.

The 45-year-old wore two pairs of socks and wore a gold-colored headband with blue and green stones, several chains and a pendant necklace, the report said. A red scrunchie swept her reddish-brown hair back, and she wore gray cotton pants with a “diaper containing red cleansing fluid,” the report said.

County Forensic Scientist Tom Perrin told The Daily Beast in May that there was nothing to suggest that her death was caused by unfair play. In July, he told Denver Post that the autopsy results had been delayed due to challenges in finding a laboratory that could test Carlson’s body for metals.

Her body was found accompanied by “eight small brown bottles of drug droplets that were colorfully labeled”, which were preserved as evidence and detailed content of various metals, including colloidal titanium, gold, silver, among others. Love Has Won, which has previously been described by former supporters and law enforcers as a “cult”. had also hawked colloidal metals for the treatment of compulsive behavior.

‘Mummified’ Cultists body found with glitter makeup but without eyes

Carolina Noble, a forensic toxicologist at a laboratory in Pennsylvania, said after performing a test on Carlson’s liver tissue on Nov. 16 that silver was present in her body. She had 470 mcg / g – more than six times the daily average intake (70 mcg) of the environment and diet of an American adult, according to the report.

A toxicological report further revealed the presence of ethanol and acetaminophen and her fluids tested positive for chemicals found in cannabis and tobacco, as well as opiates, including hydrocodone and hydromorphone.

Andrew Profaci, a former member who left the group five years ago, previously told The Daily Beast that she “drank ten shots of vodka at night,” and lost her cognitive abilities to the point that she “would fall and go into walls.”

In September 2020, Carlson told Dr. Phil show she had advanced cancer. After reviewing her organs, the forensic pathologist said one of Carlson’s thyroid glands contained a nodule “containing clear brown gelatinous fluid”, which she said was “roughly consistent with a colloid” but found “no evidence” of metastatic cancer.

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