Calgary, AB,

Homicide Unit investigates suspicious death of three-year-old girl

The Calgary Police Service is investigating the suspicious death of a three-year-old girl who passed away earlier this month.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, emergency crews were called to a home in the 5300 block of Rundlehorn Drive N.E., for a report of a child in medical distress. The girl, Ivy WICK, was transported to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Ivy’s death was initially being handled by the CPS Child Abuse Unit, however, following an autopsy and further investigation, the Homicide Unit is now leading the case. Her death has not been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as further test results are pending, however, the case is being investigated as such.

Detectives do not believe Ivy’s death was random and with most child suspicious deaths, investigators are focussed on those individuals who had access to her on the day she suffered the injuries. Several individuals have been interviewed in connection with this case.

The investigation has determined at the time of the incident, Ivy was living with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, who is not Ivy’s biological father. Doctors who assessed Ivy upon her arrival at hospital do not believe her injuries to be consistent with a fall of any kind.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the case to contact police at 403-266-1234, the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477