Lisa Michelle Mitchell, who was 31, was the mother of two young children and was last seen alive at the home in October 2012.
Investigators say they got a search warrant for the residence on Friday.
Allan Shyback, who is 38, faces charges of second-degree murder and causing an indignity to a body.
He appeared in court via closed-circuit television.
The case was adjourned until Dec. 18.Suggest a correction