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EXCLUSIVE: More arrests made in Orrand murder mystery

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EXCLUSIVE: More arrests made in Orrand murder mystery

Murder suspects Gary Bush, and his wife, Candace, are taken into custody by sheriff's Detectives Jim Tramel and Troy Hooker.
Twin Glenn Orrand believes his murdered brother, Lynn, is smiling now because two more people were charged Friday in his fatal shooting 25 years ago.

Lynn Orrand, 32, of Peachtree Street was shot in the back and killed Jan. 16, 1982, while he hunted off Richland-Richardson Road off Old Woodbury Highway.

Lynn Orrand’s wife, Candace, and her second husband, Garry Bush, were charged with first-degree murder Friday by sheriff’s Detectives Mark Di Nardo and Jim Tramel.

Candace Bush’s brother, Kevin Dwight Patterson, of Beech Grove, was charged last Friday with first-degree murder. He was 17 at the time of Orrand’s death.

Glenn Orrand spent the last 25 years wondering if anyone would ever be charged with murdering his twin.

“My brother can rest in peace now,” Glenn Orrand said, adding, “I can see my brother’s face right now smiling. This is happiest Christmas we’ll ever have.”

Candace Bush, 54, and Garry W. Bush, 62, of 6981 U.S. Highway 41 South (Manchester Highway) were taken into custody Friday afternoon by sheriff’s detectives.

The arrest warrant stated Lynn Orrand was shot in the back.

“It was revealed that Candace and Gary Bush had participation in the death of Mr. Orrand, through witnesses’ testimony,” the arrest warrant stated.

Lynn Orrand’s body was found in a wooded area near the home of his father-in-law, John Patterson, on Richland-Richardson Road.

Di Nardo and Tramel received information last April about the unsolved murder and interviewed potential witnesses. Through their investigation, they received a court order to unearth Orrand’s body in October for an autopsy and to gather forensic evidence.

Their investigation led to Patterson’s arrest and the Bushes’ arrest today. Detectives were not releasing details about the case pending a Jan. 29 hearing in General Sessions Court.
Patterson and the Bushes are being held without bond at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

Detective Capt. Preble Acton said Di Nardo and Tramel worked many nights and days while investigating Orrand’s murder, putting their own lives on hold.

“They now know what happened,” Acton said, adding the investigation produced a “good, prosecutable case. It’s closure for the family and the investigators.”

After learning the murder investigation re-opened, Glenn Orrand said he had confidence in the detectives.

“Mark and Jim, they’re not stopping,” Glenn Orrand said.

Orrand’s family waited a long time for the murder to be solved.

“It’s been a long time,” Glenn Orrand said. “At times, you think whoever did it got away with it. After 25 years, you don’t expect anything to ever happen.”
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December 21, 2007 at 6:00pm
I wonder if Gary Orrand still thinks that "this is the best Christmas present he ever got"?
If his mother is proven guilty, instead of losing one parent, he now has lost both. This must be a very sad day for him.
December 22, 2007 at 6:00pm
Good point, Tori. No one can tell where Gary's thoughts are heading. This cold case has taken an amazing turn of events. Despite whodunnit in the end, it will be closure. Unfortunately when crimes are committed within immediate families, other members are always affected and will need to seek further closure in personal ways.

I wouldn't be surprised if the rights to this story is later made into a Lifetime movie.
December 22, 2007 at 6:00pm
I think more than anything, as a community we need to pray for these two sons.
January 02, 2008 at 6:00pm
It was not Glenn's mother. It was his sister in law. I imagine Mr. Bush and Candace were fooling around and wanted Lynn dead. They somehow convinced her little brother to take part in the murder.
I can't imagine how these people lived with this guilt for 25 years.
January 03, 2008 at 6:00pm
I can't possibly imagine what would be in a casket buried 25 years ago unless his wife slipped the gun in there while boo-hooing during a last minute to say goodby to their dearly departed. WOW!!!
Could the poor greiving widow insist that her beloved husband loved his gun so much that he wanted to be buried with it?
Momma, I don't think they had a guilty bone in their body during all this time. They were worried that her white trash brother would spill the beans. He probably got in trouble for some drug peddling charge and pleaded down to time served for some info.. Now they got all involved in separate rooms and I can hear the Canarys singin' from here!!!
Way to go Detectives!!!
February 07, 2011 at 9:11pm
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February 07, 2011 at 9:11pm
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February 07, 2011 at 9:13pm
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February 07, 2011 at 9:13pm
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