HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — An investigation has concluded that a federal prosecutor whose body was found on a Hollywood beach had killed himself.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The Hollywood Police Department issued a statement Thursday saying detectives and the medical examiner determined that 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr.’s death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.READ MORE: Leftover From Hurricane Dorian, 58 Strays From The Bahamas Make Their Way To South Florida
Whisenant, a father of three children, worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its major crimes unit after joining the office in January. Court records show he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.MORE NEWS: Fatal Tamarac Shooting Under Investigation
Whisenant spent 13 years in private legal practice mostly dealing with asbestos lawsuits.