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Calgary Police Say 3-Year-Old's Death Might Have Been Homicide

Ivy died after a week in hospital.

10/25/2017 18:08 EDT | Updated 10/25/2017 18:32 EDT
Calgary Police Service via Canadian Press
Ivy Wick is shown in a Calgary Police Service handout photo.

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they are investigating the death of a three-year-old girl as a homicide.

About a month ago, emergency crews were called to a home for a report of a child in medical distress and the girl, Ivy Wick, died in hospital just over a week later.

The police child abuse team was handling the case at first, but it was handed over to the homicide unit following an autopsy and further investigation.

Police say Ivy's death has not been ruled a homicide as further test results are pending, but the case is being investigated as such.

Detectives do not believe Ivy's death was random.Calgary police

Investigators have determined that Ivy was living with her mother and mother's boyfriend, who is not the child's biological father.

Police say doctors who assessed Ivy in hospital do not believe her injuries were consistent with a fall.

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

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