Federal Prosecutor's Body Found Washed Ashore On Beach

"When the tide came in he obviously was caught in the surf and tumbling, about a 35-year-old African-American man, very well dressed...," said a witness. The FBI is investigating the death.

A federal prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami was found dead on Hollywood Beach earlier this week. According to NBC Miami, the body of Beranton J. Whisenant Jr., 37, was found Wednesday.

The body was found in the water by nearby residents.

"When the tide came in he obviously was caught in the surf and tumbling, about a 35-year-old African-American man, very well dressed wearing a sort of a casual business shirt, black pants, and all of his personal effects were on him and that's what we found unusual," resident Bill Renick said in the report.

Police told ABC News that Whisenant Jr., a father of three, suffered a head wound and are investigating the cause of death.

The FBI is also part of the death investigation.  

Whisenant has been an assistant U.S. attorney since January 2017 and he also was an adjunct instructor at the University of Miami Paralegal Program.

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