First-degree murder charges have been laid against 25-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry.
Neither of the accused appeared in court Wednesday.
Saunders disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.
Her body was found nearly two weeks later off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.
Police allege the 26-year-old woman was killed the day she was last seen at an apartment she once shared with the two accused.
Saunders, an Inuit woman from Labrador, was a student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax whose studies were focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women.