is the Jeroboam you mentioned somebody who was found dead in Italy? The story rings a bell.
If you have known him and he is that person (his death goes back many many years - 1978?) do you know that his sister has tried to contact anybody who had known her brother, unsuccessfully, for many years. Her name is Kathy and she wrote a whole book about her brother's story in the COG. If any of this rings a bell, please give me an email address where I can write you. Thank you.