Twenty-one year old Jessica Runions, of Raymore, Missouri, has not been seen since September 8. Her vehicle was found, burned, near Kansas City. The last person to see Jessica alive is now in custody for burning her vehicle, and he is also the last person reported to have seen Kara Kopetsky alive, nine years ago. I recently got a comment asking me about these cases, specifically for a reading about Jessica Runions, so I will see what the Tarot has to say.
We begin with the Knight of Wands, reversed, crossed by the four of pentacles, which is also read reversed, here. The reversed Knight of Wands is a jealous, violent type of man, usually in his twenties. When the four of pentacles falls reversed in a reading, it usually tells of material setbacks and monetary loss. So this is the situation surrounding the young man: money problems. Beneath this, we find the ten of cups. I think this is his perception of Jessica's situation. There was something he wanted from her, to the point of coveting it. Next, and also in the past, the Knight of Cups appears. He is a romantic, personable young man, also in his twenties, who was more kindly disposed toward Jessica than the the Knight of Wands.
Somehow, if law enforcement and the judicial system misses a detail, there is a chance of justice not being served in this case. Justice appears, reversed, in the place of possibilities. This suspect does have something to offer in terms of solving the case, but he is well practiced at perverting justice. In the place of things that will happen, we get the ace of cups, reversed, which is instability. Gaining cooperation from this suspect will be difficult.
The four of cups, reversed, shows in the place of fears. The suspect is unworried about any evidence that has been found. In the place of environment, we have the Devil, reversed. This refers to the burned condition of Jessica's vehicle when it was found, and it also warns that testimony from any witnesses, including the suspect, is going to have to be considered very carefully. In the place of hopes, we have the Moon, which is a hope on the part of the suspect. He lies, and counts on Jessica not being found. Curiously, it is the fifth card in this reading that has contained a reference to water. While Jessica's car was burned, water seems to have played a role, here, as well. Water may have been used to hide evidence.
The last card almost takes the reading in another direction. It is the three of wands, and this card usually describes a joint effort. This means that the suspect either had help, or has what are called "accomplices after the fact". Someone drove him from one location to another, and knows about Jessica, or someone went as far as taking Jessica to another location for him. Law enforcement should be looking for accomplices, rather than only focusing on the man who has been arrested. To find Jessica, the ace of cups and the four of cups to point us west; but they are reversed. I would still be inclined to look west, and near water. We also have the four of pentacles pointing us north. The cards that suggest which Jessica may not be found alive are the Knight of Wands in reversal, because he has a violent temper, and the Devil. I always hope I am wrong in such an assessment. Because of the cocky nature of this suspect, it seems that his involvement in other crimes, such as Kara Kopetsky's disappearance, should be investigated.