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The federal prosecutor found dead on Florida beach

HOLLYWOOD, Florida. – The body of a federal prosecutor has found on a Florida beach with possible head trauma.

Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of the 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passer-by on the beach of the city. She said detectives are trying to determine whether the death was a murder, suicide or something else.

Whisenant worked for the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, in the major crimes unit. He joined the office in January. Court records show that he had treatment of several visa and passport fraud cases.

Acting Prosecutor of the V. S. Benjamin G. Greenberg said in a statement that Whisenant was a “great lawyer and great colleague.” The agency refused to comment on the investigation.

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