'Second Avenue Sinatra' missing, family worried

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Jim Dolan reports from Howard Beach. (WABC)

The "Second Avenue Sinatra" has gone missing. No one knows where Gary Russo is.

His family and friends are very worried.

Russo gained a bit of fame for his lunchtime street concerts a few years back.

Russo is an iron worker, and during his breaks, with a sign urging people to enjoy the music, he put on a show.

Now suddenly, Russo is missing.

"It's not like Gary. Gary has two daughters, he has a lot of friends, and it doesn't make any sense, he has performances that are still coming up," said April Nebozenko, a family friend.

The family says that on July 28th, about 1:15 in the morning, Russo left the Howard Beach home he shares with his sister-in-law. She heard him leaving.

"I looked out the window he was gone. I texted him, I said, 'Gary, where are you going at 1:15 in the morning?' He never answered me," Leanora Russo said.

She says he has made no contact since. Five days later, they found his car parked several blocks away near the brush off of Jamaica Bay, but dogs and search teams did not find him.

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