In West Siloam Springs, a town in Oklahoma, Highway 412 was the site of a macabre episode recently.
On an ill-lit stretch of the road car and lorry drivers kept hitting what they all assumed was the mangled remains of a deer.
When police came to investigate and remove the deer they found no antlers – just the headless corpse of a rather squashed man.
They have now started a murder hunt.
Picture source: Wolfgang Sauber