How did Annie Korkki and Robin Korkki die? Minnesota sisters on dream luxury vacation found dead at Seychelles resort, yet few answers offered.
The family of sisters, Annie Korkki, 37 and Robin Korkki, 42, are trying to find answers as to what led to the sudden deaths of a JP Morgan worker and her trader sister after they were found dead at their luxury Seychelles resort.
Notice of the Minnesota based sisters’ death came last Thursday after the pair were found unresponsive at their $1800 a night villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa around noon.
According to the The Seychelles Nation the sisters had been vacationing on the tropical island off the coast of Africa since September 15, when the pair were found unresponsive circa noon. A doctor summonsed to the scene would declare both Annie and Robin Korkki dead. Yet what caused their sudden deaths has yet to be determined.
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.
Authorities were called to the sister’s villa after a personal butler 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 concerns with a supervisor with management reaching out to police.
Police told of finding the sisters unresponsive on the same bed, while saying there had been no disturbance in the room.
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.
Ironically, the Korkki sisters’ stay at the resort was originally set to end on September 22, but they had extended it to September 24. The sisters were found dead on the 22nd, the day they had originally been scheduled to depart.
During their stay at the resort, the sisters had shared photos of their stay in Seychelles on Facebook, were they relished the surroundings and views.
In one photo, dated on September 17, an image appears to show the expansive view from their villa.
Wrote Annie Korkki next to the image, ‘the best place ever’.
In another photo, Annie described their trip as ‘indescribable.’
A report via The Star-Tribune quotes their brother who said, they ‘wanted to experience life to the fullest.’
The report describes the sisters as both being graduates of Eden Prairie High School who were adventurous women.
According to her facebook profile, Annie, who lived in Denver, worked at JP Morgan Chase.
Her sister Robin lived in Chicago where she worked as the Head of FX and Metals at Allston Trading. Both women were 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.’
Despite efforts to garner answers from Seychelles authorities, the family tells of having only limited information on what led to the sisters’ deaths.
Perhaps most pressing to the family is whether a third party may have been involved in the sister’s deaths sudden deaths?
According to the dailymail, 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.
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 $15,200 as of Wednesday evening.
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.