Helsinki District Court ordered two young men suspected of killing Professor Kari S. Tikka remanded in custody on Thursday.
The two are suspected of murdering the renowned expert on taxation, and of committing aggravated robbery.
According to Chief Inspector Arto Karalahti, there were indications from the very start of the case that goods had been taken from the home of Tikka, a Professor at the Department of Public Law at the University of Helsinki.
Missing from Tikka's apartment were a number of old coins of relatively low value.
The remand hearing was largely held behind closed doors. The suspects, aged 19 and 23, had asked to keep the public out of the courtroom.
The body of Professor Tikka was found in his apartment in the centre of Helsinki last weekend.