UPDATE: Woman killed in Fish Lake Township Friday identified as Isanti County corrections nurse, suspect in custody following standoff

UPDATE: The woman found shot to death inside a Fish Lake Township home Friday is being identified by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office.

Posts shared on the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page mourn the loss of Sarah Carda, who worked as a corrections nurse.

Her body was found following a standoff with law enforcement that ended with Mike Larry Carda, 39, being arrested and booked on several violent charges.

Authorities say she was killed in a “senseless act of domestic violence.”

Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence or knows someone who is can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-2141.

A copy of the news release from Isanti County law enforcement can be found below:


Man arrested in connection with Fish Lake Township homicide

Man arrested in connection with Fish Lake Township homicide

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating a homicide in Fish Lake Township after an hourslong standoff on Elmcrest Avenue near 425th Street.

Mike Larry Carda, 39, was arrested following the standoff. Authorities said he is a suspect in the homicide.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office said Carda is expected to be in court Monday to be formally charged. The pending charges Carda is being held on are:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Second-degree assault
  • Fourth-degree assault of a peace officer
  • Domestic assault with a firearm

Deputies responded to a home on Elmcrest Avenue around noon Friday on a report of a possible disturbance. As they approached the home, they heard what they believed to be gunfire coming from the residence, the sheriff’s office said.

The county’s SWAT team responded to the scene and the sheriff’s office asked the public to avoid the area on Facebook. Crews blocked off roads in the vicinity for several hours.

Finally, at around 4:20 p.m., the sheriff’s office said a man, later identified as Carda, was taken into custody and the public safety threat was resolved.

A woman was found shot to death inside the home. Authorities will publicly identify her once her family has been notified.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension assisted in responding to the scene.