Federal Prosecutor Beranton Whisenant Jr.’s death has been confirmed by authorities. Reports suggest that the dead body of Beranton Whisenant Jr, one of federal prosecutors was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach.
While Beranton Whisenant Jr cause of death is still not known, police have said that he might have received gunshot wounds. In the meantime, Hollywood police say the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach.
AN ABCNews report said that the prosecutor actually worked in the major crimes unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami. Authorities suggest that he worked on visa and passport fraud cases. Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg did say in a statement the office was “saddened” and “shocked” to learn of Whisenant’s death. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office family was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Beranton’s death,” Greenberg said. “He was a great lawyer and wonderful colleague, and we will miss him deeply. Our thoughts are with Beranton’s family and friends.”
He was described as a thorough gentleman by Michael Feiler, a local lawyer in Florida. In 2016, the Florida Bar Leadership Academy published a list of Whisenant’s accomplishments, writing, “Class III Fellow Beranton Whisenant, Jr. was not only outstanding during his time in the Academy but also a phenomenal leader in his community! He has made many accomplishments during the past year as a Fellow and we know he will continue to do so.”
Whisenant’s LinkedIn page said, ““I serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Before joining he U.S. Department of Justice, I was a partner in the Miami office of Foley & Mansfield, PLLP where I focused my legal practice in civil litigation, product liability, contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice defense”.
A report in the ABC News said that the federal prosecutor was married and was a father of three. “Whisenant lived in Miramar with his wife, Ebony, a physician who teaches at Florida International University’s College of Medicine. They are parents of a young child,” reported Miami Herald.