I'll bet you didn't hear about this one on the lamestream media, and in fact, it was found by Mr. J.G.D. on AOL's news site (yes, it's still around apparently), and it may be another case of those continuing mysterious deaths of people in the banking business. In fact, were it not for the sad deaths of people in various businesses, it would almost be funny: first there are all those deaths of wholistic doctors (which continues apace, incidentally), scientists (also continuing apace)... "all this is just coincidence, nothing to see here, move along." Actually, I'd like to see actuarial table on the odds that all these deaths in particular fields in the past few years are just "coincidence."
But this one certainly fits the pattern of the high strangeness we've seen surrounding the deaths of people in banking:
The two sisters, both from Minnesota, were vacationing in the Seychelles:
The bodies of Ann Marie Korkki, 38, and Robin Marie Korkki, 42, were discovered on the same bed in their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa in the Seychelles at about noon last Thursday, the Seychelles Nation reported.
The pair had reportedly been helped to their room by staff the night before after spending the day drinking at the resort, which they originally planned to leave on September 22, but extended their stay for two more days.
When their bodies were found, they showed no signs indicating any violence, but there were apparently "medications" in their room:
Neither woman's body showed signs of violence or trauma, but medications found in the room have been confiscated by police as part of the ongoing investigation, authorities said.
Before we get to the real zinger in the story, I have to relate that my first impression, when reading this story was "What? sisters from Minnesota in the Seychelles for a vacation? Uffda!" Now, for those you who haven't grown up in eastern South Dakota or Minnesota, "Uffda!" is a colloquialism one will hear there, a relic from the Scandinavian, principally Norwegian, settlers in that part of the country. It's an expression of disbelief, shock, in a sort of "who would've thought, what's the world coming to" sort of way. Minnesotans don't scramble to the Seychelles, ordinarily, for vacations. It's an odd place for people in that part of the country to think of for vacations. The Bahamas, yes; the Seychelles, no. So what on earth would have convinced two sister from Minnesota to go to the Seychelles?
Then I read this:
Ann Korkki worked as a senior administrative assistant for JPMorgan Chase in Denver, while Robin Korkki was based in Chicago where she worked as Head of FX and Metals at Allston Trading, according to their professional websites.
JP Morgan Chase has, of course, figured in many of the mysterious bankster deaths, and again, many if not most of those deaths have involved people in similar positions in middle or upper management, like Ann Korkki. Her sister, Robin, as noted, was the head of the metals division at a company named Allston Trading, which presumably made her privy to a great deal of commodities trading in various bullions, gold, silver, platinum, and so on. In fact, Allston Trading appears to be in the futures business specializing in electronic trading, as noted on its website:
In a season that has seen much computer hacking of financial institutions, including stories about the "Dark Net," with all its implications for a hidden system of finance, I cannot help but think that this is a factor in their unfortunate deaths.
With this in mind I cannot help but indulge in some high octane speculation, for note the relative paucity of information about this story: there's no indication why these sisters chose to meet each other for a vacation in the Seychelles. I cannot help but think that given their positions, and given the fact that they were sisters, they probably both "noticed things, certain peculiarities" in their jobs, and began, like sisters would do, to compare notes and talk with each other. One can also easily imagine that under this scenario, whatever they might have found they each knew to be significant and dangerous, and decided to cease talking about it via email or phone conversations. Instead, they decide to vacation together, the talk turns "innocently" to "let's go somewhere no one would think of," and voila, they wind up in the Seychelles, take plenty of pictures to post them on Facebook and reassure everyone that they're simply vacationing and having a good time. Instead, they're comparing notes over plenty of drinks. Why is the apparent "binge" significant? Well, one drinks for fun on vacations. Or... one drinks a lot to calm oneself down.
My heart goes out to their loved ones... but given all the strange deaths of people in similar positions, I'd be very skeptical of any explanation falling short of foul play...
See you on the flip side...