UPDATE: Missing 4-Year Old Found Safe

June 21, 2017

Missing 4-year old found safe and sound. She was found at a home in Santa Rosa County with William Phillip Kavchak thanks to a citizens’ tip. Alonda was a not a patient at the hospital; she was visiting a friend of her mother and Kavchak. She began to act up, and Kavchak offered to take her out for ice cream. They never returned. Further details not yet available.


A Florida Amber Alert has been issued for 4-year old  Alanda McCoy, who was last seen in the area of the 6000 block of Berry Hill Road in Milton

About 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Santa Rosa Medical Center and determined that Alanda McCoy was seen leaving with family acquaintance in the company of William “Bill” Phillip Kavchak, 27.

Kavchak is described as a white male with brown hair,  brown eyes, 6’02” and 175 pounds. He was last known to be driving the child’s mother’s vehicle. The vehicle is a green, 2007 Mercury Montego Florida tag Y53UNW. Alanda was last seen wearing a yellow spaghetti strap tank top underneath a black tee shirt, light colored skirt and blue flip flops.

Mr. Kavchak is known to the child’s mother and left Santa Rosa Medical Center at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday  to go get ice cream and didn’t return.

The vehicle may look light blue in color. There is a dent in the right front passenger bumper. The tail lights have plastic covers with silver lines in them.

Anyone with information is asked call their local law enforcement agency or 911.


13 Responses to “UPDATE: Missing 4-Year Old Found Safe”

  1. Traci on June 22nd, 2017 4:26 am

    Why are you letting your child go out with a man at 9pm anyways dang people (mother’s) your not reading articles every day kids are getting killed right an left SMH

  2. Polly V Johnson on June 21st, 2017 9:07 pm

    What I don’t understand or even comprehend is how a mother that has known a man for 2 days let him take her child anywhere by hisself.

  3. Mark on June 21st, 2017 9:00 pm


  4. Matchbox on June 21st, 2017 3:50 pm

    He would be dead before ever going to court

  5. lone chief on June 21st, 2017 2:08 pm

    Better safe than sorry, I reckon, but this sure didn’t seem to be an “abduction”. More of a helping hand.

  6. Carolyn Bramblett on June 21st, 2017 1:51 pm

    Mercifully found. Thanks to the person who called with the tip. It is not a time to let men have hold of your babies who are not truly known.

  7. Bonnie Exner on June 21st, 2017 1:35 pm


  8. Linda Henderson on June 21st, 2017 12:54 pm

    Why wouldn’t they have checked at home first? Something is not kosher.

  9. anne 1of2 on June 21st, 2017 12:34 pm

    Yeah, let me help you with your child, OMG! I don’t care if she does know him. How much longer are women going to trust boyfriends with their kids? Just his saying ice cream would been the red flag for me.

  10. Concerned Citizen on June 21st, 2017 10:32 am

    Even though this gentleman (and I use that term loosely) is known to the mother and they have video of them leaving together, I wouldn’t be surprised if Law Enforcement Officials still go knock on the doors of known Sex Offenders that live or have been in that area in the last decade. It’s a tragedy and I am praying for her safe return.

  11. jennifer l rabren on June 21st, 2017 9:05 am

    Just out of curiosity….is this a family member or a stranger?_

  12. Terri on June 21st, 2017 8:35 am

    I pray this baby is found safe and unharmed ..Dear God watch over this toddler

  13. tiffany davus on June 21st, 2017 8:05 am

    I live in Atlanta Ga I just received the Amber Alert on this baby my prayers are with this child and her family and I have my eyes open to be on the look out for this baby.

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