Jefferson County investigators waiting on toxicology report in death of Nashville mayor’s son

(Photo provided by Megan Barry and Bruce Barry)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The son of the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, died of an apparent overdose in Colorado while visiting friends, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The family said in a statement that Max Barry, 22, died Saturday night.

“Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear. Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child,” Mayor Megan Barry and Bruce Barry said.

Max Barry had been with friends in the Littleton area and at some point he became unresponsive, the sheriff’s office said.

Someone called 911, but Max Barry was pronounced dead at the scene at about 9 p.m. The exact location has not been released.

An autopsy was completed Sunday, but the results will not be available for several weeks, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said. The toxicology report is not complete and will not be available for about a month.

The sheriff’s office said it is an open death investigation until officials get the results of the autopsy and toxicology tests. But investigators do not believe the death is suspicious in nature.