Nine year old Tiffany Nelson disappeared in 1994. In 2005, her remains and some of her personal effects were found, so her case is no longer a missing persons case, but a homicide case. Still, in all these years, there have been no clues, so I will put the question to the Tarot.
This reading starts with the Queen of Swords, reversed. She is crossed by the Hierophant. When this queen falls reversed. we usually find a woman who is narrow minded, bigoted, and violent. Here, we have her crossed by the Hierophant, so we see her in a situation involving Tiffany, and she is faced with a duty to do the right thing, yet finds excuses not to. Also, on a more mundane level, the Hierophant represents conformity and the careful following of directions. Could Tiffany have been run over by a driver who wasn't following laws for driving? Beneath these two cards falls the ten of pentacles, reversed, lending an air of a loss of family honor, or financial losses to the Queen's situation.
The action here is illustrated by the sex of swords, which is a card of travel. Something happened to Tiffany while sharing the roadway with someone who was travelling further than she was travelling. This is followed by the six of cups in the place of what was attempted; Tiffany was left in a place where someone hoped that no one would look for her, find her, or remember her. Next, we have Death. This speaks for itself, Tiffany was already deceased by the time she was reported missing. It really looks as if she was killed on the road by someone who did not want to report the accident or get her any medical attention.
In the fears of the perpetrator, we find the Hermit; so someone, possibly an older male, advised the perpetrator to keep quiet about Tiffany. In the place of environment, we find the High Priestess, once again, lending a feminine influence to this. The High Priestess also represents secrets, and as she falls upside right, she has rationalized her role here as somehow "justified", and does not feel any appropriate empathy for Tiffany or her family. The same goes for the man represented by the Hermit; he is without a conscience. This is how these individuals can think of themselves as worthy of love and friendship after all these years. The nine of cups fall reversed in the place of hopes....this is a fear on the part of the perpetrator, for not having done a good enough job of hiding all the evidence. And the reading ends with the three of swords, reversed. This is disorder and confusion. It's entirely possible, that by chance, the perpetrator will be confronted by some piece of evidence or testimony that will bring Tiffany justice, in the end. There is someone who either saw some part of this, or heard about it, who may be able to bring Tiffany's case to resolution.