A federal prosecutor was found mysteriously dead with possible head trauma at a Florida beach, with police investigating it was a crime.
The body was Beranton J. Whisenant Jr., a 37-year-old investigating visa and passport fraud cases, was found early Wednesday, according to authorities in nearby Hollywood, Fla.
Whisenant had just joined the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office in January.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office family was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Beranton’s death,” the office said in a statement.
“He was a great lawyer and wonderful colleague, and we will miss him deeply. Our thoughts are with Beranton’s family and friends.”
A LinkedIn page for Whisenant showed that the University of Florida Law graduate previously worked at the firm Foley & Mansfield.
source: new york daily news | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN