7 suspected cult members arrested after mummified body found, appeared to be set up as shrine

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SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Seven people with suspected ties to the Love Has Won cult in Saguache County are facing serious charges following the discovery of a body at a home in Moffat.

A spokesperson for the Saguache County Sheriff said they received a report of a deceased female in a residence and a concern of child abuse.

According to the arrest warrants for the seven people, Miguel Lamboy, 42, allowed the group to stay at his residence when they needed a place on April 27. Lamboy is believed to be part of the Love has Won religious group.

Lamboy left the house and upon return, discovered the body of who he knows to be 45-year-old Lia Carlson. Lamboy stated that the body appeared to be mummified with Carlson’s teeth exposed through the lips, the warrant said.

Lamboy attempted to leave with his son, but the visitors would not let him take the child. Lamboy went to the Salida Police Department to report the dead woman. Because his residence is in Saguache County, the report was handed over to the sheriff’s office.

Thirty-year-old Ryan Kramer, 35-year-old Christopher Royer, 35-year-old Sarah Rudolph, 47-year-old Karin Raymond, 45-year-old Jason Castillo, 32-year-old John Robertson and 52-year-old Obdulia Franco were arrested and booked on abuse of a corpse and two counts of child abuse into Rio Grande County Jail.

When officers searched the residence, the mummified remains were found in a back bedroom, lying on a bed wrapped in what appeared to be a sleeping bag. What appears to be glitter-type makeup was found around the eyes of the woman. The body was decorated with Christmas tree lights and appeared to be set up in some type of shrine, the warrant said.

Lamboy’s son and Raymond’s 13-year-old daughter were removed from the home and put with social services. Lamboy and his son have been reunited.

This is a developing story, more information will be added as more details emerge.

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