On my commute to and from work, road kill is a common site. Usually, it consists of possums and squirrels, but occasionally I'll see an obviously slow-moving rabbit, a raccoon, or a domesticated animal such as a cat or a dog.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw what appeared to be the body of either a very small black bear cub, or a large cat, on my commute home. Every day I would see it, and eventually determined that it was indeed a cat, body pushed to the side of the road against the curb where it wouldn't be in the road.
Yesterday, on the way home, it was in a different position...someone had moved it so that its body actually stretched into the road, so if someone was close to the curb there's a chance they would hit it. This same person apparently got creative, and wrote a sign on cardboard, stapled to a stick and stuck into the ground, that said, "LOST CAT" with an arrow pointing down to the animal (amusing at first, until I realized that people who play with animal corpses are often on the downward slope to becoming serial killers).
My guess is, there's a little girl in the neighboring apartment complex who lost Fluffy, and whose mother has been convincing her for 2 weeks that the animal was a baby black bear cub, who will suddenly lose all faith and trust she had for her mom.