Missing Tift woman found buried in backyard; suspect charged

Tifton Police arrest 24 year old Matthew Vonard Howard in slaying of Lisa Aguirre

TITFON, GA –  A 24 year old man has been arrested and charged in the killing of a Tift County woman, who’s body was found in a shallow grave in her own backyard over the weekend.

Tifton Police say Matthew Vonard Howard was arrested on felony murder charges late Saturday, after the body of Lisa Aguirre had been discovered in a makeshift grave of her Sussex Drive home.

Aguirre had been reported missing Friday after she failed to arrive at work.

Police say she was last seen around her home the night previous.

Detectives have yet to reveal a motive in the slaying.