UPDATE: The deceased black cat had no chip and no collar. So far no owner has come forth as the owner. After lovingly removing the cat from the road, I took it to Resting Waters. I am so thankful to the two sisters (Darcy and Joslin) from Resting Waters in West Seattle for helping to cremate the black kittyvia aquamation (see https://restingwaters.com/). They are extremely loving, modestly priced, local and their process is environmentally friendly too. They also cremated our dog when she died a couple months ago, so that’s how I knew them. Thank you to all the loving neighbors who texted and called me with ideas and information via the NextDoor app.