Even as GMA reported Whisenants death was being investigated as a crime, the FBI seems to have already decided the death of a federal prosecutor under mysterious and highly suspicious circumstances, did not require the assistance of federal law enforcement and advanced crime lab forensics.
Following months of media silence and prima facie circumstances that fail to suggest a finding of self-inflicted gunshot, the death of federal prosecutor, Beranton Whisenant, Jr. inexplicably ruled a suicide. (1) No gun found. (2) No motive for suicide. (3) FBI claimed they had no reason to be involved in the investigation.
The Herald released a lame update a month following the shooting that served more as a coverup than helpful information. The article misrepresented events and failed to include substantive interviews of attorneys and officials assigned to investigate the case: