RepostBy @rustillsleeping: "Another #blackman in a powerful position found dead. This time a #FederalProsecuter. Is it a Pattern?
25 May 2017: A federal prosecutor was found dead on a #Miami beach on Wednesday.
#BerantonJWhisenantJr was discovered in the water by a passer-by on #HollywoodBeach on Wednesday at 4.30am.
The 37-year-old prosecutor had suffered significant head injuries which police say are consistent with a #gunshot wound.
They have not yet revealed whether his death is being treated as a murder, suicide or accident.
Whisenant was 'very well dressed' when he was found, wearing a business shirt and black pants.
Residents told #NBC he had all of his personal effects on him when he was discovered.
Whisenant worked for the #USAttorneysOffice in Miami in its major crimes unit.
In a statement, it said of him: 'The U.S. Attorney's Office family is deeply saddened by his death. 'He was a wonderful lawyer and great colleague. We will miss him deeply. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.' NBC journalist Katie Phang said she was 'horrified' by news of his death. 'I am horrified by this news. #BerantonWhisenant was a friend and colleague. 'I pray that the authorities can find out what happened,' she wrote on Facebook."