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Federal prosecutor is found dead on Miami beach with ‘traumatic head injuries’

May 26, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Federal prosecutor is found dead on Miami beach with ‘traumatic head injuries’

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A federal prosecutor was discovered dead on a beach in Miami on Wednesday.

Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found close to shore by a passer-by at approximately 4:30 am.

According to NBC News Miami, The 37-year-old prosecutor had sustained significant head injuries which authorities say are indicative of a gunshot wound.

They have not yet disclosed whether his death is being treated as a suicide, accident, or murder.

Bernaton Whisenant Jr., 37, was found dead on Hollywood Beach in Miami on Wednesday morning

The man was reportedly “well dressed” when he was spotted, wearing a dress shirt and black pants.

Whisenant worked for the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office in the major crimes unit.

A statement read: “The U.S. Attorney’s Office family is deeply saddened by his death. He was a wonderful lawyer and colleague. We will miss him deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.”

NBC reporter Katie Phang said she was “horrified” by his death.

“I am horrified by this news. Beranton Whisenant was a friend and colleague. I pray that the authorities can find out what happened,” she said on Facebook.


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