NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Devin Bryden, the suspect in the killing of Jana Abromowitz in Northampton, is being held without bail.

Bryden is accused of stabbing his 21-year-old roommate to death in July on Hatfield Street in Northampton. Investigators believe he meant to steal her car, out of fear of becoming homeless. Bryden was about to age out of the housing assistance program he and Abromowitz were a part of.

During the investigation, Bryden was found inside the victim’s car in a parking lot in Westfield. He was taken to Northampton for questioning. This is the first homicide in 2022 in Hampshire County.