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.”