Dozens of Bodies Found on Kenyan Cult Property

Kenyan authorities have exhumed the remains of at least 89 followers of the Good News International Church, who believed that they would go to heaven if they committed mass suicide by starvation.

Preacher Paul Mackenzie Nthenge, the leader of the cult, was taken into custody earlier this month after authorities received a tip that his followers were starving in the Shakahola Forest near the city of Malindi. Authorities have reported that 34 people have been found alive and rescued from the area, however, some are said to still be refusing food and water.

The death toll is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue on nearly 800 acres of woodland. The Red Cross has also reported that over 100 people tied to the cult have been considered missing.