Ivy Wick homicide investigation approaches one-year anniversary
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is releasing additional information about the death of three-year-old Ivy WICK, as the one-year anniversary of her death approaches.
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. Doctors who assessed Ivy upon her arrival at hospital do not believe her injuries to be consistent with a fall of any kind.
Detectives continue to wait for results of additional medical evidence, however, an autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed that Ivy died as a result of blunt force trauma. Additional non-fatal injuries were located on Ivy’s body and are believed to be consistent with physical abuse. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Investigators have previously released that at the time of the incident, Ivy was living with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, who is not Ivy’s biological father. Police believe that these were the only people with direct access to Ivy the day she was taken to hospital. Detectives have spoken with both individuals, however, their statements are inconsistent with the evidence that has been collected thus far.
Given the injuries that Ivy had sustained, it is possible that additional people may have noticed signs of abuse or been aware of the abuse prior to Ivy’s death. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone that may have information about this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 403-266-1234, the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods: