What does stray cat mean here?

''This is not just another stray cat, is she?'', the [mortuary's] supervisor asked.

We have no idea who she is, the policeman said.


RahabWhat does stray cat mean here?

The first thing that comes to mind is "homeless person".

The second is "prostitute".


Possible meanings of stray cat:

A run-away girl/teen.

A drug addict.

A prostitute.

This sentence implies that this girl/woman is more than just a stray cat, run-away, or prostitute although she may look like one. She is really a person from a prominent family, someone's daughter, a person others are looking for. Her life has more value than the average "stray cat."