Black Federal Prosecutor Found Dead on a Florida Beach


The body of Beraton J. Whisenant Jr., a federal prosecutor, has been found dead on a Florida Beach, with a possible head trauma.   Detectives are currently trying to determine if his death was a homicide, suicide or something else.  It was not clear if the attorney died or the beach or somewhere else. All of Whisenant’s personal belongings were still on him when he was found.    Whisenant worked in the Major Crimes unit, for the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami.  According to court records, he had been working on several visa and passport fraud cases.  The local police, as well as the FBI, are currently investigating the cause of death.

In the past month, he is one of three black people in the justice system, who have died of unexpectedly or mysteriously.


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