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Lawsuit filed by family of woman who drove into retention pond

Relatives told Eyewitness News that Noblesville Fire Department divers found Gillett inside her car in a retention pond near her home.

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - The family of a woman who was missing for more than a week before divers found her body in a retention pond Is now suing several groups for her death.

That Includes a local grocery store, a healthcare center and developer.

Nancy Gillett's children claim Fresh Thyme, Bridgewater Healthcare Center, Lauth Group and others did not have the proper safety barriers, warning signs or lights on the properties they maintain to keep her from going into the pond.

It's just north of 146th Street and Carey Road in Carmel.

They believe that while trying to exit the healthcare center parking lot, she accidentally drove off the access road and onto the grass leading to the pond before going in and disappearing.

Her children are also suing for emotional distress since they were there when their mother's body was removed from the pond.

Gillett, 73, was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beautician in Carmel for more than 40 years.