Brothel owner Hof fears employee killed in Okla. fire


Denis Hof, the owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Mound House, said Thursday he fears one of his employees is among the four people whose bodies were found in a burning house in Oklahoma City.

Hof said he has not spoken with Brooke Phillips for more than a week and is unable to reach her. Hof says Phillips' aunt and a close friend believe she is one of the victims of Monday's fire.

"She was a sweet, nice girl, who tended to date the wrong guys," Hof said. "She had a lot of energy and was a lot of fun. Hundreds of girls here are just mourning. They are very upset. It's devastating to the BunnyRanch."

Officials refused Thursday to say if Phillips, 21, who appeared on the HBO show "Cathouse" under the stage name Hayden Brooks, was among the dead.

Hof said Phillips left the legal brothel two months ago because she was pregnant. Authorities said Thursday one of the victims was pregnant, and have previously said the fire was intentionally set and ruled the deaths homicides.

The bodies of three women and one man were found by firefighters responding to the early morning fire. It was rented about three months ago to Jose Fernando Fierro, 31. His attorney, Shawn Jefferson, said Fierro was interviewed by police.

"My client wasn't involved in any sort of crime and is not a suspect," Jefferson said. "He did make it out of the house alive. He was there when it happened. He was in another room, but yeah, he was there."

"At this time, we have no suspects identified in the case," said Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.


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