Pregnant star of HBO's "Cathouse" series was found dead in Oklahoma City house fire

By Johnny Johnson - Staff Writer Modified: November 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm •  Published: November 12, 2009
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The owner of Dennis Hof's World Famous Bunny Ranch in Nevada said the pregnant woman found dead in a house fire Monday was one of his Bunnies.

Authorities have not officially released the names of any of the four people whose bodies were found in the fire, which authorities say was intentionally set.

Brooke Phillips, 21, of Moore, had recently taken six months off from the famous brothel and the accompanying HBO's Cathouse: The Series, because of her pregnancy, Dennis Hof said.

Police said Thursday that one of the victims was pregnant, and Hof said he was told by the girl's roommate in Oklahoma City that Phillips' body had been identified by her aunt at the medical examiner's office earlier in the week.

"This is a terrible, terrible day," Hof said. "It's the saddest time in 54 years at the Bunny Ranch."

Hof said Phillips had been with him for about two years, and she began employment there shortly after she e-mailed him and said she was a big fan of the HBO series.

"She had an amazing personality — just a beautiful person. She had the looks. She had everything going her way," Hof said. "It's just so sad she got caught up in something she wasn't involved in."

After talking to a witness Wednesday night, police are labeling the investigation into the intentionally set fire as a homicide case. They also said the pregnancy brings the death toll from four to five people.

Police spoke to Jose Fernando Fierro, 31, who they said was a possible witness in the fire that was set at his rent home near SW 59 and Kentucky, Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

No suspects have been identified and no arrest was made. Police did not discuss details of the interview and would not confirm whether Fierro has been eliminated as a suspect.


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