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Death of 3-year-old Calgary girl investigated as homicide by police

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WATCH:: Calgary police have confirmed to Global News they are investigating the death of a little girl as a homicide. Tracy Nagai reports – Oct 25, 2017

In an exclusive interview with Global News, police confirmed Wednesday the death of a three-year-old girl earlier this month is being investigated as a homicide.

EMS and police were called to a home in the northeast community of Pineridge on Sept. 27.

EMS said the girl was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition.

Police have identified the three-year-old as Ivy Wick. She was taken off life support on Oct. 5.

“She was taken to hospital with significant injuries,” Major Crimes Acting Insp. Paul Wozney told Global News. “We’ve reviewed this case extensively and we are treating it as a homicide.”

Sources told Global News first responders became suspicious when the girl’s mom and boyfriend told police Wick suffered a head injury after running in her room.

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“There is a biological mother and a boyfriend that live in that residence and we are treating them as suspects,” Wozney said.

A GoFundMe account set up by a family friend last month describes Ivy as a spunky, fun and charismatic little girl.

Three-year-old Ivy Wick is seen in hospital before being taken off life support. This photo was posted on a GoFundMe page. GoFundMe.com

The campaign only states Ivy suffered major brain damage after an accident.

“She’s strong-willed and a force in her own,” reads the campaign. “However… an accident happened and she sustained a major brain injury. This is truly all we know at this point.”

“I can tell you unequivocally that her injuries are not consistent with a fall,” Wozney said.

Global News has learned Ivy was receiving services from the province.

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According to the province’s website, children most often receive intervention services when parents are unable or unwilling to ensure the well-being of their children.

The province declined to provide a comment to Global News.

At this time, no charges have been laid by Calgary police.

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