SOUTHGATE, KY (FOX19) - This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and a new book detailing the tragedy was just released today. "The Beverly Hills Supper Club - The Untold Story Behind Kentucky's Worst Tragedy" was written by Bob Webster, the vice president of the Kenton County Historical Society.
It details the accounts of David Brock, an 18-year-old bus boy at the club the night of the fire. The cause was said to be faulty aluminum wiring. "I never believed it. I knew it wasn't the truth," said Brock. "They say electrical in nature, possibly aluminum wiring, which is a lie. It was actually an arson fire. These folks died for no reason. 165 people perished that night. Their families deserve the truth," said Brock.
"Northern Kentucky was run by the mob at that point in time," said author, Webster. "The initial investigation was extremely biased and something just wasn't adding up. "Webster said Brock gave him 37 boxes of evidence, including court papers and police reports that he had acquired. "These were eyewitnesses and depositions and witness statements that were taken 35 years ago that were apparently never investigated," said Webster, who also claims that then Kentucky Governor, Julian Carroll, was involved in the cover-up.
"I have no doubt in my mind that the fire was intentionally set," said Webster. "If this is arson, this is the worst case of mass murder in US history."