Ordway, 44, admitted to killing Paul Atchley and Michael VanBuskirk in September 2011. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Atchley’s death in June and is also awaiting sentencing on federal firearms charges.
Though he admitted to killing VanBuskirk, he was not charged with that murder as a condition of the plea. He was found with a bloody mattress and rifle in the bed of his pickup truck after a car crash on M-89 near Plainwell.
VanBuskirk’s remains were discovered in a Kalamazoo County field, though Atchley’s body has not yet been recovered. Ordway must also help investigators locate those remains as part of his plea.