Response to Recent Reports

The following is the media advisory provided last evening by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department:

Updated media release from October 28, 2013:

The Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office Major Crimes Detective Division has identified the deceased body found at One StoneBridge Church Drive, in The Woodlands, Texas as Micaela C. Hernandez-Juarez, 38 year old female, of Spring.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Ms. Hernandez-Juarez had been reported missing by her family on October 19, 2013.  This case was being actively investigated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Person Crimes Division.

On Monday October 28, two people were playing disk golf, at the StoneBridge Church address, when they discovered a body in the woods. Through the subsequent investigation, detectives were able to learn that Ms. Hernandez-Juarez and her husband (Uriel Juarez) had been playing disk golf, at this location, when an argument began. The verbal altercation became physical and resulted in Ms. Hernandez-Juarez’s death.

Uriel David Juarez, 35 year old male, of Spring, was arrested and charged in Ms. Hernandez-Juarez death. Mr. Juarez is currently in the Montgomery County Jail, on a charge of Murder, with a $500,000.00 bond.

StoneBridge Church’s response:

We are shocked and deeply saddened by this discovery and resultant crime which occurred on our property.  Our first response is one of prayer for this family as they walk through a horrific tragedy.  Our full cooperation- and the fact that our campus is well-monitored with video surveillance and controlled access through the 1488 entrance- enabled law enforcement to solve this crime most expeditiously.

For the time being we will temporarily close our disc golf course while we take the time to fully assess the access and safety of our property.  Our church and grounds are an open property as we have intended it to be during church operating hours.  It will remain that way because we are confident that we serve the entire community with our campus and it is a place to connect with others, to enjoy time with your family, and a place to know and worship God.