Argentine human rights organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, which is dedicated to searching for children kidnapped during the country's military dictatorship, has confirmed the identity of the 125th missing grandchild.
"News like this comforts our soul and strengthens us to continue our search that began decades years ago, so that we can bring in a hug with loved ones of the hundreds of families that still yearn for and hope for it," the organization said in a statement.
"Welcome, granddaughter 125, to the truth."
The organization is still searching for at least 300 children who were abducted 40 years ago and given to military families.
"Once again, we celebrate the freedom of a new granddaughter who dares to know its truth and we encourage all those who can provide information about possible men and women who are in the same situation to do so."
Victoria, whom the organization will keep her last name a secret until she decides to announce it, is the daughter of Lucia Rosalinda Tartaglia. She was a university activist who was kidnapped on Nov. 27, 1977 and disappeared when she was 24 years old and pregnant in La Plata, south of Buenos Aires.
Her brother, Aldo Tartaglia, received a letter from Lucia where she said that she had been taken and later received another letter where she admitted she was pregnant and would give birth in 1979.
The president of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, announced the revelation during an event to mark 40 years of their work. The grandmothers, wearing their signature white handkerchiefs on their heads, burst into joyful shouts.
On March 22, 2011, Argentina's Federal Criminal Court sentenced 14 people to prison for their repression against Lucia. More than 700 former military members and civilians have been sentenced for crimes against humanity in Argentina.
Victoria gave a sample of her DNA to seek a match in the National Bank of Genetic Data.