A Herndon man has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a woman found dead in a Reston home on June 22, Fairfax County police said.

Ball Salim Ahmed Ball, 24, was in a relationship with the victim, 29-year-old Maryam Ali Mohammed Al Jaberi, who was discovered dead by her landlord in the basement of the home she rented in the 11000 block of Great Owl Circle, police said. Al Jaberi suffered trauma to her upper body.

Ball and Al Jaberi were in a relationship that began earlier this year, police said.

Police did not release a motive in the killing.

Ball is being held at the Fairfax County jail without bond. No attorney was listed for him in court records.