Police: Missing 2-year-old, father believed dead in Virginia

This photo made available by WSLS shows law enforcement surrounding a car that is believed to contain the bodies of a father and child in Raphine, Va., Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Suffolk County police said they are awaiting confirmation that the bodies found in a vehicle in Rockbridge County, Va., are Jovani Ligurgo and his father, John. (Tommy Lopez/WSLS via AP)

NEW YORK — A 2-year-old Long Island boy and the father suspected of abducting him during a bitter custody fight are believed to be dead in Virginia, police said Wednesday. It was a tragic development in a case where state police declined to issue an Amber Alert and local police waited more than six hours to ask the public for help.