Murder victim

Maria Sanchez Cardin, 35, was found dead Tuesday in a Farmerville, LA home.

One man is in custody after a woman was found dead at a home in Farmerville, LA.

Maria Sanchez Cardin, 35, had originally been reported missing on Sunday from her home in Bernice, LA.

Her boyfriend, Andre Durant Walker, 38, of Farmerville, was reported to have been the last person to have seen her.

On Tuesday, Walker was arrested in Vicksburg, MS, for the armed robbery of a convenience store in the city. Authorities questioning Walker in Vicksburg learned that they could find Cardin’s body at Walker’s home in Farmerville.

Lawmen arrested Michael Antonio Island, 41, of Farmerville on a charge of accessory after the fact.

The home was searched and the body was found. Cardin’s body was sent to Little Rock, AR, for an autopsy.

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