Two women with Minnesota ties found dead at East African resort

Ray Hunter
October 4, 2016

The report, released by Police in the Republic of Seychelles, details the autopsies done on 42-year-old Robin Marie Korkki, and her 37-year-old sister Anne Marie Korkki.

Two sisters, one who worked in Denver, have been found dead while on vacation just days before they were scheduled to come home.

The women were staying on the Seychelles' main island Mahé in the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, where villas cost almost $2,000 a night and include a gazebo, private infinity pool, and butler service. The pair were vacationing in Seychelles; their bodies were reportedly discovered September 22, but in the immediate aftermath of their deaths, few details were known. "Nothing was stolen, according to the police investigators".

The autopsy determined there were "no visible signs of injuries found on the bodies", Toussaint added. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the sisters were scheduled to leave Saturday, and had arrived September 15.

In Minneapolis, their brother told a local paper that the family is getting no information on the case. "We don't know very much". The next morning, hotel staff found the sisters unresponsive in their beds. The two women were unresponsive and declared dead. "No indication has been given as to the estimated time of death".

The sisters posted a number of photos of their holiday.

"There were no marks on them whatsoever", the Seychelles Tourism Minister told NBC News.

The Daily Mail says they had been drinking throughout the day, and had to be assisted back to their villa; medications had been taken from their room.

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Two sisters found dead while vacationing on a tropical African island last week had excess water in their lungs and brain, according to reports from the national news agency in Seychelles.

Chris Korkki told The Associated Press that his sisters were the adventurous types and enjoyed their globetrotting. There were no obvious signs of physical violence in the room, he said.

An online fundraising campaign has been started to help the Korkki family with the healing process and travel expenses, and so far it has raised more than $12,000. Both had successful careers and were seasoned travellers.

Annie Korkki, 38, lived in Denver.

They were scheduled to leave their upward $2,000 per night resort on Thursday after a week of vacationing but chose to extend their stay until September 24.

"The family is in shock", the women's brother Chris Korkki told local TV station KMSP.

However, it is still unclear what caused them both to die.

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