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2 American sisters found dead at resort in Seychelles

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Robin Korkki and Annie Korkki. (Facebook photo) Robin Korkki and Annie Korkki. (Facebook photo)

Two American sisters were found dead without any signs of injuries while vacationing in Seychelles this month, local authorities said.

Resort management discovered Robin Korkki, 42, and her sister, Annie Korkki, 37, "unresponsive" in their villa on 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 are in contact with the US Embassy there, he said. He declined to provide further information, citing privacy and ongoing investigations.

Calls to the US Embassy in Seychelles went unanswered.

'This isn't happening'

Thousands of miles away in the United States, worried relatives are seeking answers.

In Minneapolis, their brother told a local paper that the family is getting no information on the case. Some family members have traveled to 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 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."

While both sisters were Minnesota natives, Robin Korkki was a resident of Chicago while her younger sister lived in Denver.

Popular destination

Seychelles, off Africa's east coast, is a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches, warm water and coral reefs. The sisters were staying in Mahe, one of 115 islands in the nation.

They arrived in Seychelles on September 15, and were due to leave on September 24, two days after they were found dead, Toussaint said.

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