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American Sisters Found Dead While Vacationing at African Resort

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 02:05 PM

Two American sisters were found dead last week in their resort villa on the tropical African island nation of Seychelles, and now their family is searching for answers as to what happened to them.

Annie Korkki, 37, who lives in Denver, and Robin Korkki, 42, who resides in Chicago, were vacationing together on the island, located 900 miles of Africa's east coast in the Indian Ocean when their bodies were found in their hillside villa on Sept. 22, their brother Chris Korkki told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Chris Korkki, his mother Susan, and his Mike flew to Seychelles in an attempt to get additional details about their deaths and arrange to bring their bodies back, according to the Eden Prairie News.

"At this point, the only details we know are the articles flying around online," Chris Korkki said told the Star Tribune. "My mom has been talking with people from the U.S. Embassy. I don't think they've provided her with any information . . . Two things keep going through my mind: This isn't happening, and we just want answers."

The women, both Minnesota natives, arrived in Seychelles on Sept. 15 and were scheduled to leave Sept. 24, according to the Seychelles News Agency. They were staying at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, on Seychelles' main island Mahe, the news agency noted.

"They were certified dead by the doctor at the Anse Boileau health center where they had been transported for examination," police spokesman Jean Toussaint said in a statement. "Preliminary examination done by the police on the bodies of the two Americans is not showing any signs of violence."

Authorities told The Seychelles Nation, the country’s newspaper, the women had been drinking at the resort the night before their bodies were found and had to be helped back to their room by staff, according to KCNC-TV.

Both had been posting photos of their vacation on Facebook.

"The tributes that are coming through on Facebook are amazing," Chris Korkki told the Eden Prairie News. "They were very kind and generous with their time and other resources. They clearly had a very positive impact on people literally across the country."

A fundraising page for the family has been set up on GiveForward.com to assist them with travel expenses and arrangements to bring the sisters home, noted the newspaper.

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Two American sisters were found dead last week in their resort villa on the tropical African island nation of Seychelles, and now their family is searching for answers as to what happened to them.
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