The family of two Minnesota sisters are desperately seeking answers after the two women turned up dead while vacationing on a tropical African island.
Annie Korkki, 37, and Robin Korkki, 42, had been staying in a luxury villa on an island called The Seychelles, a tourist destination about 900 miles off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
When a staff member at their hotel, the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, tried to wake them the morning of Sept. 22, the two women were unresponsive.
Their bodies showed no “signs of violence,” and an autopsy is pending, according to a local report from the Seychelles News Agency.
The sisters’ brother and mother have flown to the remote, archipelago nation to demand answers from local law enforcement and the U.S. Embassy, who are looking into their mysterious death.
“Two things keep going through my mind: This isn’t happening, and we just want answers,” their brother, Chris Korkki told the Minnesota Star Tribune.
A local report cited by the Star Tribune said that the women had been drinking the day before they were found dead and that hotel staff had given them assistance at their villa that evening.
“At this point, the only details we know are the articles flying around online,” Chris Korkki said.
“My mom has been talking with people from the U.S. Embassy. I don’t think they’ve provided her with any information.”