By Kate Raddatz

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Eden Prairie family is in shock after two sisters were found dead while on a trip to Africa.

Their deaths have prompted the U.S. Embassy to reportedly get involved.

Thirty-eight-year-old Annie Korkki and 42-year-old Robin Korkki loved to travel, their brother, Chris Korkki, said.

He said they were experienced travelers and that is why their sudden deaths are so shocking.

The two Eden Prairie natives were on vacation in Seychelles, an island off of Africa’s east coast, just days before their deaths.

According to the local newspaper, The Seychelles Nation, the women were staying at the Maia Resort on the island of Mahe.

Hotel staff reportedly saw the two sisters drinking during the day on Sept. 22 and said they needed help to find their villa that night.

The next morning, hotel staff found the sisters unresponsive in their beds.

Police told the newspaper the women did not show any signs of physical altercation, but the paper did report that undisclosed medications were taken from the room as part of the investigation.

Autopsy results are pending.

Chris Korkki said his sisters were outgoing, generous, kind, and “lived life to the fullest.”

There is a donation page where people can go to help the family with costs as relatives are in Africa making arrangements to bring the sisters’ bodies home.

Kate Raddatz

Comments (10)
  1. Fred says:

    Well let’s see they were stumble drunk plus pills. Not a good combination, or suicide pact?

  2. Linda says:

    I’m not contributing to death expenses for 2 experienced travelers at a luxury resort on an island I could never imagine visiting. Neither of the women live in MN anymore.

  3. THE SCOUT! says:

    Family is loaded and now asking for a handout….

  4. Jen Adler says:

    You aren’t an experienced foreign traveler if you drink too much in unfamiliar surroundings. That’s the mark of naive travelers. #1 rule of being an experienced traveler is to keep your wits about you. Even more so for women (sadly), in my humble female opinion.

  5. NonLib says:

    Ooooooh, I get high with a little help from my friends …… I get by with a little help from my friends

  6. NonLib says:

    the Black Cobra was to much for the white duo of joy seekers

  7. notwority says:

    If you can stay at a $2000 a night resort why do you need help to defer expenses? Pretty lame.

  8. Phil Jones says:

    They probably don’t have that much money…’s just a front. Everyone that gets married now must get a private eye and a background check prior to marriage. This is because your significant other may have 100k in just credit card debt and by the time you add their student loans and everything else you need to be walking away. My friend found out his fiancee had 400k in debt (at least)….his Mom did the work. He finally wised up and walked. So these ladies may just be really irresponsible and put the money on a card they can’t pay. Either way, let the parents pay for their expenses.

  9. seychelles was not far away.Is much safer, and wonderfull.