The case of two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders returned to court in Halifax today.

First-degree murder charges have been laid against 25-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry.

Legette and Henneberry were brought to the court Wednesday. After a brief discussion, the case was put over until April 22 to set a date for the preliminary inquiry.

Saunders disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.

Loretta Saunders

Loretta Saunders was studying the issue of murdered or missing aboriginal women when she was killed. (Gofundme)

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.

with files from CBC