MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A pair of sisters found dead in the Seychelles last week were found to have excess water in their lungs and brain, according to international reports.

Thirty-eight-year-old Annie Korkki and 42-year-old Robin Korkki were found dead in bed in a villa they were sharing at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa.

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

On Friday, the Seychelles News Agency reported that Robin Korkki died of acute pulmonary edema, and Annie Korkki died of acute pulmonary and cerebral edema. Their autopsies were performed by a forensic pathologist from Mauritius, the agency reported.

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.]

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.

Comments (11)
  1. lorraine says:

    I cannot believe what I am reading — that the family wants the world to pay travel and funeral expenses for two women who “lived life to the fullest” including $2000 per night vacation accommodations in a luxury resort in the Seychelles, of all places, halfway around the world. I bet that holiday cost them, excluding their lives, $30,000 easily. I sincerely hope that they R.I.P. but at their own expense.

    1. cin Hux says:

      The donation thing is pretty much standard anymore. I guess friends want to help out. Whatever.
      This story really bothers me. I hope the family gets to the bottom of it. My heart goes out to this family.

  2. Michele says:

    The sisters may have had that money, but that doesn’t mean the family does. You’re making an assumption.

    1. Tony Clifton says:

      It sounds like they were murdered. One just doesn’t become edemitis. This is a very strange article.