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Minnesota JP Morgan employee, 37, and her trader sister, 42, are found dead in their $1,800-a-night villa at luxury resort in the Seychelles after a day of drinking
Annie Korkki, 37, who works for JP Morgan Chase in Denver, and Robin Korkki, 42, a trader from Chicago, were found dead last Thursday
They were found unconscious in their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa in the Seychelles off the coast of Africa a week into their vacation
Preliminary examination indicated there were no signs of violence or aggression on the women's bodies
Police said the women had been drinking alcohol throughout the day and were helped to their room by staff that night
It was the last time there were seen before they were found dead the next morning
Their heartbroken family is currently pressing officials for answers into what led to their sudden deaths
By Myriah Towner For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 17:39 EDT, 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 07:13 EDT, 29 September 2016

Two sisters from Minnesota were found dead inside their luxury resort villa a week into their vacation in the Seychelles.

Annie Korkki, 37, and Robin Korkki, 42, were discovered in their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa last Thursday around noon, authorities in the Seychelles said.

The sisters, who had been on vacation on the tropical island off the coast of Africa since September 15, were found unresponsive and were later pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.

A preliminary examination conducted by police indicated there were no signs of violence or aggression on the women's bodies, The Seychelles Nation reported.

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Annie (left) and Robin Korkki (right) were commemorated by their brother and their mother and friends who will fly back to their hometown of Minnesota where another memorial service for the will be held at a later date +11
Minnesota natives Annie Korkki, 37, (left) and Robin Korkki, 42, (right) were found dead inside their resort villa a week into their vacation in the Seychelles island off the coast of Africa

The sisters were discovered in their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa on Thursday 22 September. They were on a lengthy trip to Africa before they went to the Seychelles +11
The sisters were discovered in their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa (pictured) last Thursday, authorities in Seychelles said

The women had been drinking alcohol throughout the day on Wednesday and were helped to their room by resort staff around 8.15pm that night, authorities said.

It was the last time they were seen before they were found dead on Thursday morning, according to police.

Now, their heartbroken family is searching for answers into what led to their sudden deaths.

Authorities in Seychelles were called to the scene after a personal butler assigned to the villa arrived at 8.45am on Thursday to find the sliding door locked as he had left it the night before.

After there was still no movement in the room as the day continued, the butler raised his concerns with a supervisor and management who reported it to police, authorities said.

The sisters pictured in a September 19 photo while on vacation in Seychelles. They had been vacationing on the tropical island since September 15 and had extended their stay from September 22 to September 24 +11
The sisters pictured in a September 19 photo while on vacation in Seychelles. They had been vacationing on the tropical island since September 15 and had extended their stay from September 22 to September 24

In this September 17 photo from their vacation showing Annie, she commented on the photo, calling the trip 'indescribable' +11
In this September 17 photo from their vacation showing Annie, she commented on the photo, calling the trip 'indescribable'

Annie is pictured jumping on the beach during their holiday in this September 19 photo +11
Annie is pictured jumping on the beach during their holiday in this September 19 photo

The sisters (pictured) were described as adventurous women who 'wanted to experience life to the fullest' +11
The sisters (pictured) were described as adventurous women who 'wanted to experience life to the fullest'

The sisters were found unresponsive on the same bed and there was no disturbance in the room, police said.

While their bodies did not show any signs of trauma, certain medications were confiscated from the room by police as part of their investigation, authorities said.

The Korkki sisters' stay at the resort was originally set to end on September 22, but they had extended it to September 24.

Both sisters had shared photos of their stay in Seychelles on Facebook, with many showing the resort, where an ocean panoramic villa costs upwards of $1,800 per night.

In one photo on September 17 appearing to show the beautiful view from their villa, Annie wrote in the comment section calling it 'the best place ever'.

The sisters were staying at the at the Maia Luxury Resort in the Seychelles off the coast of Africa (shown above on a map) +11
The sisters were staying at the at the Maia Luxury Resort in the Seychelles off the coast of Africa

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Annie and Robin pictured left and center with Caitlin Korkki. Their brother said their mother Sue and brother Mike, are currently in Seychelles making arrangements to bring the women back to the US


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Annie and Robin pictured left and center with Caitlin Korkki. Their brother said their mother Sue and brother Mike, are currently in Seychelles making arrangements to bring the women back to the US

In another photo, Annie described their trip as 'indescribable.'

The sisters were both graduates of Eden Prairie High School and were described as adventurous women who 'wanted to experience life to the fullest,' their brother Chris Korkki told The Star-Tribune.

Annie, who lived in Denver, worked at JP Morgan Chase, according to her Facebook page.

Her sister Robin lived in Chicago and is the Head of FX and Metals at Allston Trading. Both are described as healthy women and experienced travelers.

'The family is in shock,' Chris told KMSP of his sisters' deaths.

'Everyone is trying to understand and come to terms with what happened.'


Their mother Sue and brother Mike, who both live in Colorado, are currently in Seychelles, pressing local and US officials for answers, The Star-Tribune reported.

Annie shared this photo that shows a view from their luxury resort villa at the five-star hotel +11
Annie shared this photo that shows a view from their luxury resort villa at the five-star hotel

Another view shows part of their villa's thatched roof and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean +11
Another view shows part of their villa's thatched roof and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean

They are also making arrangements to bring the women back to the US, their Chris, who lives in Minnesota, told the newspaper.



He also noted that at this time, his family has limited information on what led to his sisters' deaths.

'At this point, the only details we know are the articles flying around online,' he told The Start-Tribune.

'My mom has been talking with people from the U.S. Embassy. I don't think they've provided her with any information.'



A Giveforward page has been started to help the family with expenses of returning the sisters to the US.

A note on the page written by Kim Haller, who organized the fundraising account, describes the women as 'loving sisters and best friends.'

The page had raised more than $14,600 as of Wednesday afternoon.

In a statement to KMSP, Haller called the sisters one of a kind.

The Maia Luxury Resort and Spa is a twelve-acre property on the secluded Anse Louis located on the island of Mahe +11
The Maia Luxury Resort and Spa is a twelve-acre property on the secluded Anse Louis located on the island of Mahe

'They were fun, compassionate and the life of every party… they loved to be adventurous and would travel to places we would only dream of,' Haller said.

'These girls were one of a kind.’


The sisters' bodies are in a mortuary as authorities await autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Local police have been working with the American embassy in Mauritius during their investigation, according to The Seychelles Nation.

The Seychelles is located more than 900 miles off Africa’s east coast and is a tourist destination with its beaches, natural reserves, warm weather and coral reefs.

The Maia Luxury Resort and Spa is a twelve-acre property on the secluded Anse Louis located on the island of Mahe.

The five-star hotel's 30 suites, ten ocean-front villas and 20 panoramic villas, each offers guests private pools, a 24-hour personal butler and views of the Indian Ocean, according to its website.


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No illegal drugs found inside luxury hotel room on Seychelles where Korkki sisters died

BY
LAURA BULT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 3:58 PM

No illegal drugs were found inside the luxury villa where two American sisters mysteriously died, possibly ruling out a cause of death for the siblings who were traveling together on a remote African island.

Authorities did find alcohol and prescription medicine inside Annie and Robin’s $2,000-a-night Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, Seychelles police spokesman Jean Toussaint told NBC News.

Investigators are awaiting toxicology reports for the two sisters as authorities struggle to determine how they simultaneously died while on a tropical vacation in Seychelles.

Annie Korkki, 37, and Robin Korkki, 42, were found unresponsive in their bed by hotel staff the morning of Sept. 22 and showed “no visible signs of injuries.” Hotel staff told police that the sisters were seen drinking the day prior and needed help back to their hotel room.

Autopsy reports later found that they both died of acute pulmonary edema, or excess fluids in the lungs. Cerebral edema, or fluid in the brain, was cited as another cause of death for Annie Korkki.

Annie and Robin Korkki were found dead in their hotel villa in Seychelles, Africa on Sept. 22.
The reports on their own, however, shed little light on what led to their baffling demise.

Their condition is common among patients with drug overdoses or viral infections, according to Dr. Patrick Lank, an assistant professor of emergency medicine in Chicago.

“Two people at the same time is odd,” Lank said. “It suggests more of a toxicologic or environmental cause, or a potential infections if they’re traveling together.”

The women had been on a tropical vacation together on the African archipelago, located roughly 900 miles east of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.

The siblings had been traveling together throughout Africa before arriving to Seychelles, where they died.
An itinerary found at their hotel revealed that the sisters had been traveling throughout African together since Sept. 1. They had visited Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar before arriving to Seychelles on Sept. 16.

Originally from Minnesota, Robin Korkki was living in Chicago as a financial trader and Annie Korkki was living in Denver as an employee of JPMorgan Chase.

Their brother, Chris Korkki, said his siblings were “frequent travelers both domestically and internationally,” when reached last week at his Lakeville, Minn. home.

“They were kind and generous and compassionate, and were wonderful people that had a positive impact on a huge number of people," he said.

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