American Sisters Found Dead in there Room at Seychelles Resort



Seychelles Police have given very little information to the family of two sisters from the United Stated who died while vacationing on  on the main island of Mahé, a tropical African island.

The bodies of Annie Korkki, 37, of Denver, and Robin Korkki, 42, of Chicago, were found in their resort villa last week in Seychelles, an archipelago nation off Africa’s east coast in the Indian Ocean.

The two women were found lying motionless in bed in a villa they were sharing at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, on the western side of the Seychelles main island, Mahe, the police reported Sept. 22.
The sisters were found unresponsive in their bed by the management of their hotel

The sisters were found unresponsive in their bed by the management of their hotel


Their brother, Chris Korkki, said the family has learned very little so far through official channels about his sisters’ deaths. He said his mother and brother have traveled to Seychelles for answers and to make arrangements to bring his sisters’ bodies back to the U.S.

“All I know is my mom and brother are working with local officials and the U.S. Embassy,” Korkki told The Associated Press on Thursday, adding that embassy employees have been supportive.

Autopsies were carried out on Wednesday by a forensic pathologist from the neighboring Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. “No visible signs of injuries were found on the bodies,” the autopsy results said.

According to Seychelles News Agency, the pathologist reported that Robin Marie Korkki, 42, died from “Acute Pulmonary Edema” and Anne Marie Korkki, 37, died of “Acute Pulmonary and Cerebral Edema,”.
Edema is the accumulation of water in body tissues, in this case in the lungs and in the brain.

The police said they are pursuing their investigation into the matter, which it has described as “a high priority case,” with the assistance of international partners including the U.S. Embassy based in Mauritius.

Police spokesperson Jean Toussaint told reporters that “various specimens” have been collected for toxicology analysis and that this is being done in a forensic laboratory in Mauritius.

Korkki said his sisters were adventurous women who wanted to experience life to the fullest.

“They were frequent travelers both domestically and internationally,” he said. “They were kind and generous and compassionate, and were wonderful people that had a positive impact on a huge number of people.”

Source: The Associated Press

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