Two American sisters were found dead without any signs of injuries while vacationing this month in the Seychelles, said authorities in the island nation off Africa’s east coast.
Resort management discovered Robin Korkki, 42, and her sister, Annie Korkki, 37, unresponsive in their villa September 22, according to Seychelles police spokesman Jean Toussaint.
“Preliminary examination done by the police on their bodies did not show any signs of violence,” Toussaint said.
Seychelles authorities contacted the US Embassy, Toussaint said. He declined to provide further information, citing privacy and ongoing investigations.
Calls to the US Embassy in the Seychelles went unanswered.
‘This isn’t happening’
Worried relatives back in the United States are seeking answers.
In Minneapolis, the women’s brother told a newspaper that the family is getting no information on the case. Some family members have traveled to the Seychelles to gather details and bring the sisters’ bodies home.
“At this point, the only details we know are the articles flying around online,” Chris Korkki told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune this week. “Two things keep going through my mind: This isn’t happening, and we just want answers.”
He said his sisters were healthy and adventurous and loved to “experience life to the fullest.”
Both sisters were natives of Minnesota, but Robin Korkki was a resident of Chicago, while her younger sister lived in Denver.
The Seychelles are a popular tourist destination because of their pristine beaches, warm water and coral reefs.
The Korkki sisters were staying in Mahe, one of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean nation.
They arrived in the Seychelles on September 15 and were due to leave September 24, two days after they were found dead, Toussaint said.