Minnesota sisters found dead during Seychelles vacation

- A pair of Minnesota sisters were on a dream vacation off the African coast last week, when they mysteriously died.

Annie Korkki, 38, and Robin Korkki, 42, were found unresponsive in their room at the Maia Resort at Anse Louis on Sept. 22.

According to local newspaper Seychelles Nation, hotel staff observed the women consuming alcohol throughout the day Wednesday and were helped to their room around 8:15 p.m.

Police say the butler returned around 8:30 a.m. Thursday to find the door to the villa was as he left it the night before. By 11 a.m., the newspaper reports, there was still no sign of them, prompting hotel staff to enter the room where they found the sisters dead in the bed.

Police told local media that there were no signs of a physical altercation or violence.

“The family is in shock,” said brother Chris Korkki. “Everyone is trying to understand and come to terms with what happened.”

Chris Korkki said local authorities, along with the US Embassy, are doing a great job with the investigation, but they still haven’t discovered how his sisters died.

“We’re devastated and saddened and just looking for answers,” he said.

With the US Embassy involved, an autopsy was planned to take place.

Chris said his mother and brother were in Seychelles to help in the investigation however they could, and to bring his sisters home to Minnesota to be with family.

Annie Korkki lived in Denver and Robin in Chicago, but both grew up in Eden Prairie, Minn. 

A fundraising site has been set up to help the family with travel expenses, as they travel to Africa to bring the sisters home. Click here to donate. 

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