It has been nearly a year since three-year-old Ivy Wick died in a Calgary hospital, and police are still trying to figure out why.
Ivy was taken to a hospital by emergency crews on September 27, 2017, but eventually died just over a week later on October 5.
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At the time, her death was not officially being ruled a homicide, though the investigation was handed over to the CPS Homicide Unit.
“Detectives do not believe Ivy’s death was random and with most suspicious [child] deaths, investigators are focused on those individuals who had access to her on the day she suffered the injuries,” a 2017 release from CPS read.
“Doctors who assessed Ivy upon her arrival at hospital do not believe her injuries to be consistent with a fall of any kind.”
An autopsy conducted in the days to follow found that Ivy had died as a result of blunt force trauma, and it was also noted that she had additional injuries on her body that are believed by police to be consistent with physical abuse.
Her death has since been officially investigated as a homicide, and investigators are now looking to speak with anyone who may have noticed signs of abuse prior to Ivy’s death.
A recent release from CPS states that, while police have spoken to both Ivy’s mother and Ivy’s mother’s boyfriend — both of whom had been living with Ivy at the time — their statements have been deemed inconsistent with evidence collected by investigators.
Anyone with relevant information regarding Ivy’s well-being prior to her injuries on September 27 should contact police by calling their non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, the homicide unit tip line at 403-428-8877, or anonymously through the Crime Stoppers website or phone number of 1-800-222-8477.